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tardy

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Too often man handles life as he does the bad weather, He whiles away the time as he waits for it to stop.
Alfred Polgar
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English

Etymology

From Old French tardif.

Pronunciation

Adjective

tardy (comparative tardi, superlative er)

Positive
tardy

Comparative
tardi

Superlative
er

  1. Late; overdue or delayed.
    He yawned, then raised a tardy hand over his mouth.

Synonyms

Usage notes

  • There is a suggestion of habitual lateness about the use of the word tardy.
  • Somewhat dated.

Translations

Noun

Singular
tardy

Plural
tardies

tardy (tardies)
  1. (US) A piece of paper given to students who are late to class.
    The teacher gave her a tardy because she did not come into the classroom until after the bell.

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