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Definition of TATTOO

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Tattoo \Tat*too"\, n.; pl. {Tattoos}.
     An indelible mark or figure made by puncturing the skin and introducing some pigment into the punctures; -- a mode of ornamentation practiced by various barbarous races, both in ancient and modern times, and also by some among civilized nations, especially by sailors. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Tattoo \Tat*too"\, n. [Earlier taptoo, D. taptoe; tap a tap, faucet + toe to, shut (i. e., the taps, or drinking houses, shut from the soldiers).] (Mil.) A beat of drum, or sound of a trumpet or bugle, at night, giving notice to soldiers to retreat, or to repair to their quarters in garrison, or to their tents in camp. [1913 Webster]

     {The Devil's tattoo}. See under {Devil}.
        [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Tattoo \Tat*too"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tattooed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tattooing}.] [Of Polynesian origin; cf. New Zealand ta to tattoo, tatu puncturation (in Otaheite).] To color, as the flesh, by pricking in coloring matter, so as to form marks or figures which can not be washed out. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

263 Moby Thesaurus words for "tattoo":
     band, bang, bar, barrage, bash, bat, bay, beat, beating, beep, belt, bespangle, bespeckle, bespot, biff, birthmark, blare, blast, blat, blaze, blaze a trail, blemish, blotch, blow, bonk, bowshot, brand, bray, bullet, cannon, caste mark, ceaselessness, chalk, chalk up, chattering, check, check off, checker, checkmark, chop, cicatrix, cicatrize, clip, clout, clump, constancy, constant flow, continualness, continuity, crack, cut, dapple, dash, define, delimit, demarcate, detonation, dig, dint, discharge, discolor, discoloration, dot, drizzle, drub, drubbing, drum, drum music, drumbeat, drumfire, drumming, earmark, ejection, engrave, engraving, fall, fanfare, flake, fleck, flick, flourish of trumpets, flutter, freckle, fusillade, gash, graving, gun, gunfire, gunshot, hack, harlequin, hatch, hit, honk, impress, imprint, incessancy, iris, jab, jot, knock, lentigo, lick, line, macula, maculate, make a mark, marble, marbleize, mark, mark off, mark out, marking, mizzle, mole, motley, mottle, nevus, nick, noninterruption, notch, oscillation, palpitation, paradiddle, patch, patter, peal, pelt, pencil, pepper, perpetuity, pitapat, pitter-patter, plunk, point, poke, polka dot, polychrome, polychromize, potshot, pound, pounding, pour, pour with rain, precipitate, prick, print, pulsation, punch, punctuate, puncture, quick fire, rain, rain tadpoles, rainbow, rap, rapid fire, rapid recurrence, rapid succession, rapidity, rat-a-tat, rat-tat, rat-tat-tat, rataplan, rattattoo, regularity, repetition, riddle, roll, rub-a-dub, ruff, ruffle, salvo, scar, scarification, scarify, score, scotch, scratch, scratching, seal, seam, shot, shower, shower down, shriek, slam, slog, slug, smack, smash, sock, spangle, spatter, speck, speckle, spit, splash, splotch, splutter, spot, spray, sprinkle, sputter, squeal, staccato, stain, stamp, steadiness, stigma, stigmatize, stipple, stoneshot, strawberry mark, streak, stream, striate, stripe, stroke, stud, stuttering, sustainment, swat, swing, swipe, tantara, tantarara, taps, tarantara, tat-tat, tattoo mark, tessellate, throb, throbbing, thrum, thump, thumping, thwack, tick, tick off, tittle, tom-tom, toot, tootle, trace, trumpet, trumpet blast, trumpet call, tweedle, underline, underscore, unintermission, uninterruption, variegate, vein, vibration, volley, watermark, weep, whack, whistle, whop, yerk


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