Tattoo

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English

Wikipedia

Pronunciation

  • /tæˈtu(ː)/

Etymology 1

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A tattoo (image made in skin)

From Samoan tatau (to tap).

Noun

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Wikipedia Tattoo (plural [[Tattoos#|Tattoos]])
  1. An image made in the skin with ink and a needle.
  2. A method of decorating the skin by inserting colored substances under the surface. The skin is punctured with a sharp instrument, which now is usually a solenoid-driven needle, that carries the inks to lower layers of the skin.
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Verb

Tattoo (third-person singular simple present [[tattoos#|tattoos]], present participle [[tattooing#|tattooing]], simple past [[tattooed#|tattooed]], past participle [[tattoed#|tattoed]])
  1. To apply a tattoo to (someone or something).
  2. (Articlesbaseball) To hit the ball hard, as if to figuratively leave a tattoo on the ball.
    Jones tattoos one into the gap in left; that will clear the bases.
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Etymology 2

From [[taptoe#|taptoe]].

Noun

Tattoo (plural [[Tattoos#|Tattoos]])
  1. (Articlesnautical) A signal played five minutes before taps (lights out).
  2. A signal by drum or bugle ordering soldiers to return to their quarters.
  3. A military display or pageant.
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Etymology 3

From tattū.

Noun

Tattoo (plural [[Tattoos#|Tattoos]])
  1. A breed of pony from India; a pony of that breed.az:tattoo

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