Definition of


  1. (noun, quantity) a slight amount or degree of difference
    not a tad of difference
    the new model is a shade better than the old one

via WordNet, Princeton University

Synonyms of Tad


Alternate forms of Tad

Hypernyms: small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity

Origin of the word Tad

  1. 1877, "young or small child," probably a shortened form of tadpole. The extended meaning "small amount" is first recorded 1915. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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