Tag (?), n. [Probably akin to tack a small nail; cf. Sw. tagg a prickle, point, tooth.]


Any slight appendage, as to an article of dress; something slight hanging loosely; specifically, a direction card, or label.


A metallic binding, tube, or point, at the end of a string, or lace, to stiffen it.


The end, or catchword, of an actor's speech; cue.


Something mean and paltry; the rabble.


Tag and rag, the lowest sort; the rabble. Holinshed.


A sheep of the first year.

[Prov. Eng.]


<-- Tag sale. [From the price tag usually attached to each item]

A sale of usually used items (such as furniture, clothing, household items or bric-a-brac), conducted by one or a small group of individuals, at a location which is not a normal retail establishment.

Frequently it is held in the private home or in a yard attached to a private home belonging to the seller. Similar to a yard sale or garage sale. Compare flea market, where used items are sold by many individuals in a place rented for the purpose. -->


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Tag, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tagged (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Tagging (?).]


To fit with, or as with, a tag or tags.

He learned to make long-tagged thread laces. Macaulay.

His courteous host . . . Tags every sentence with some fawning word. Dryden.


To join; to fasten; to attach.



To follow closely after; esp., to follow and touch in the game of tag. See Tag, a play.


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Tag, v. i.

To follow closely, as it were an appendage; -- often with after; as, to tag after a person.


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Tag, n. [From Tag, v.; cf. Tag, an end.]

A child's play in which one runs after and touches another, and then runs away to avoid being touched.


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