Etymology
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tee (n.)

in golf, 1721, back-formation from teaz (1673), taken as a plural; a Scottish word of uncertain origin. The original form was a little heap of sand. The verb meaning "place a ball on a golf tee" is recorded from 1670s; figurative sense of "to make ready" (usually with up) is recorded from 1938. Teed off in the figurative sense of "angry, annoyed" is first recorded 1953, probably as a euphemism for p(iss)ed off.

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Definitions of tee
1
tee (n.)
the starting place for each hole on a golf course;
Synonyms: teeing ground
tee (n.)
support holding a football on end and above the ground preparatory to the kickoff;
Synonyms: football tee
tee (n.)
a short peg put into the ground to hold a golf ball off the ground;
Synonyms: golf tee
2
tee (v.)
place on a tee;
tee golf balls
Synonyms: tee up
tee (v.)
connect with a tee;
tee two pipes
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