tardy adj : after the expected or usual time; delayed; "a belated birthday card"; "I'm late for the plane"; "the train is late"; "tardy children are sent to the principal"; "always tardy in making dental appointments" [syn: belated, late] [also: tardiest, tardier]
- Rhymes: -ɑː(r)di
- There is a suggestion of habitual lateness about the use of the word tardy."
- Somewhat dated.
- 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.
tardy in French: Tardy
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