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Trig

[trihg]

Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Middle English, 13th century

1.

Neat and smart in appearance.

Examples of Trig in a sentence

"Sandra had a sharp, trig wardrobe that commanded respect."

"All the lawns in the subdivision were required to be kept trig. "

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About Trig

This word comes from Middle English, meaning “trusty, nimble.” It is of Scandinavian origin and akin to the Old Norse “tryggr” and Old English “trēowe,” both meaning “faithful.”

Did you Know?

When people hear “trig,” they might have flashbacks to high-school math class. The noun “trig,” short for “trigonometry,” is a more common usage than the adjective version, which means neat and smart in appearance.

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