1. a seaport in N Morocco, on the W Strait of Gibraltar: capital of the former Tangier Zone.

adjective, tang·i·er, tang·i·est.

  1. having a tang.


  1. a port in N Morocco, on the Strait of Gibraltar: a Phoenician trading post in the 15th century bc; a neutral international zone (1923–56); made the summer capital of Morocco and a free port in 1962; commercial and financial centre. Pop: 526 000 (2003)

adjective tangier or tangiest

  1. having a pungent, fresh, or briny flavour or aromaa tangy sea breeze

adj.1875, from tang + -y (2). Figurative use by 1948. Related: Tanginess.

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