Definition of tattoo verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

tattoo

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verb
BrE BrE//təˈtuː//
 
; NAmE NAmE//tæˈtuː//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they tattoo
BrE BrE//təˈtuː//
 
; NAmE NAmE//tæˈtuː//
 
he / she / it tattoos
BrE BrE//təˈtuːz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//tæˈtuːz//
 
past simple tattooed
BrE BrE//təˈtuːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//tæˈtuːd//
 
past participle tattooed
BrE BrE//təˈtuːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//tæˈtuːd//
 
-ing form tattooing
BrE BrE//təˈtuːɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//tæˈtuːɪŋ//
 
 
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to mark somebody’s skin with a tattoo tattoo A on B He had a heart tattooed on his shoulder. He had snakes and dragons tattooed on his arms tattoo B (with A) His shoulder was tattooed with a heart. His body was heavily tattooed. Word Originverb mid 18th cent.: from Tahitian, Tongan, and Samoan ta-tau or Marquesan ta-tu. Marquesan is the Polynesian language of the Marquesas Islands in the South Pacific.
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