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Postby Stargzer » Tue Jan 31, 2006 1:24 pm

I used this in a post recently and thought it might be a good word:
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.


NOUN: Informal 1. A small boy. 2. A small amount or degree; a bit.
IDIOM: a tad To a small degree; somewhat: acting a tad silly; a tad uncomfortable.
ETYMOLOGY: Perhaps short for tadpole.

Punnish usage: "The boy was a tad small."

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Postby Brazilian dude » Tue Jan 31, 2006 1:28 pm

Reminds me of Mr. Sheffield's son on The Nanny. He confided to Fran, the nanny, one day, that he felt uncomfortable in the locker room because he was too small. He was referring to his actual height and she thought it was something else, you know.

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Postby tcward » Tue Jan 31, 2006 1:56 pm

That must be the 'tad' in tadpole!

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