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Slang

tee off

This page is about the slang term tee off

American English

Meaning

to make someone angry, to annoy

For example

  • He really teed his girlfriend off when he said he couldn't go out because he had to watch a football game on TV.

  • Ken teed me off when he said he couldn't pay back the money he owed me.

Variety

This is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz

Jenny was teed off because her husband came home late. She was

a. pleased

b. annoyed

c. delighted

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Contributor: Matt Errey