verb – to twig


My vocabulary has been enlarged today as Mark’s dad asked whether someone had twigged who we were. At which point, Mark’s mum wondered where the root of that word might lie… What a fun easter morning.

twig·ging. British

–verb (used with object)

1. to look at; observe: Now, twig the man climbing there, will you?
2. to see; perceive: Do you twig the difference in colors?
3. to understand.

–verb (used without object)

4. to understand.

[Origin: 1755–65; < Ir tuigim I understand, with E w reflecting the offglide before i of the velarized Ir t typical of southern Ireland; cf. dig2] Unabridged (v 1.1)


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