One night a father sent his kid to bed. Five minutes later the boy screamed, “Dad! Can you get me a glass of water!?!”
“No. You had your chance.”
A minute later the boy screamed, “Dad!! Can you get me a glass of water?”
“No. You had your chance. Next time you ask I’ll come up there and spank you.”
“Dad! When you come up to spank me can you bring me a glass of water?”
suffix forming nouns denoting quality or condition (cruelty; plenty). [french from latin -tas -tatis]
- suffix denoting tens (ninety). [old english -tig]
—n. - small flap or strip of material attached for grasping, fastening, or hanging up, or for identification.
- us colloq. Bill (picked up the tab).
- distinguishing mark on a staff officer's collar. —v. (-bb-) provide with a tab or tabs. keep tabs (or a tab) on colloq. - keep account of.
- have under observation or in check. [probably dial.]
- n. = *tabulator 2. [abbreviation]
end n. Esp. Us last remnant.
- —n. - label, esp. On an object to show its address, price, etc.
- metal etc. Point on a shoelace etc.
- loop or flap for handling or hanging a thing.
- loose or ragged end.
- trite quotation or stock phrase. —v. (-gg-) 1 provide with a tag or tags.
- (often foll. By on, on to) join or attach. tag along (often foll. By with) go along, accompany passively. [origin unknown]
- —n. Children's chasing game. —v. (-gg-) touch in a game of tag. [origin unknown]
chi n. (in full t'ai chi ch'uan) chinese martial art and system of callisthenics with slow controlled movements. [chinese, = great ultimate boxing]
—n. - = *suntan.
- yellowish-brown colour.
- bark, esp. Of oak, used to tan hides. —adj. Yellowish-brown. —v. (-nn-) 1 make or become brown by exposure to sunlight.
- convert (raw hide) into leather.
- slang beat, thrash. [medieval latin tanno, perhaps from celtic]
- abbr. Tangent.
root n. Tapering root growing vertically downwards.
- —n. - device by which a flow of liquid or gas from a pipe or vessel can be controlled.
- tapping of a telephone etc.
- taproom. —v. (-pp-) 1 provide (a cask) or let out (liquid) with a tap.
- draw sap from (a tree) by cutting into it.
- obtain information or supplies from.
- extract or obtain; discover and exploit (mineral wealth waiting to be tapped; tap skills of young people).
- connect a listening device to (a telephone etc.). on tap 1 ready to be drawn off by tap.
- colloq. Freely available. [old english]
- —v. (-pp-) 1 (foll. By at, on) strike a gentle but audible blow.
- (often foll. By against, on, etc.) Strike or cause (a thing) to strike lightly (tapped me on the shoulder).
- (often foll. By out) make by a tap or taps (tapped out the rhythm).
- tap-dance. —n. - a light blow; rap. B sound of this.
- a tap-dancing. B metal attachment on a tap-dancer's shoe. [imitative]
—n. - dark thick inflammable liquid distilled from wood or coal etc., used as a preservative of wood and iron, in making roads, as an antiseptic, etc.
- similar substance formed in the combustion of tobacco etc. —v. (-rr-) cover with tar. tar and feather smear with tar and then cover with feathers as a punishment. Tarred with the same brush having the same faults. [old english]
- n. Colloq. Sailor. [from *tarpaulin]
n. Colloq. Tatty things; rubbish, junk. [back-formation from *tatty]
- v. (-tt-) do, or make by, tatting. [origin unknown]
- see *tit2.
n. Nineteenth letter of the greek alphabet (t, t). [greek]