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English noun: tattoo

1. tattoo (communication) a drumbeat or bugle call that signals the military to return to their quarters


Broader (hypernym)bugle call, drumbeat


Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine

2. tattoo (artifact) a design on the skin made by tattooing


Broader (hypernym)design, figure, pattern

3. tattoo (act) the practice of making a design on the skin by pricking and staining


Broader (hypernym)decoration


English verb: tattoo

1. tattoo (creation) stain (skin) with indelible color


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s something on somebody


Broader (hypernym)stain


Entailprick, prickle









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