tragic
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈtɹædʒɪk/
Adjective

tragic

  1. Causing great sadness or suffering.
  2. Relating to tragedy in a literary work.
  3. (in tabloid newspapers) Having been the victim of a tragedy.
    • 2008, Search for tragic Madeleine McCann over (in The Daily Telegraph of Australia, 14 February 2008)
    • 2012, Gary Meneely, Keano’s tribute to tragic James (in The Irish Sun, 25 June 2012)
Related terms Translations Translations Noun

tragic (plural tragics)

  1. (Australia, colloquial) An obsessive fan, a superfan
    • 2011 March 31. James Macsmith "General Russell Crowe and his Rabbitoh minions" ↗ CNN Travel:
      Within the club itself, Crowe is regarded not only as a benefactor but as a fanatic -- a Rabbitohs tragic.
    • 2013 March 13. Ricky Stuart, quoted in "Doping scandal is overwhelming league: Stuart" ↗:
      I'm a fan of rugby league. I'm a tragic of rugby league.
    • 2013 August 28. Kent Steedman, The Guardian "The Knowledge: Rifled In" ↗
      Damian was/is a football tragic, the rest of us just like it to varying degrees.
    • 2015 March 29. Jermaine, Wharf Hotel website [http://www.wharfhotel.com.au/#!WE-DONT-LIKE-FOOTBALL-WE-LOVE-IT/c24zz/5514afa60cf21d84af59e9b4 WE DON'T LIKE FOOTBALL - WE LOVE IT!]
      Footy's back and as I'm a footy tragic it means I'm one very happy man.
  2. (obsolete) A writer of tragedy.
  3. (obsolete) A tragedy; a tragic drama.



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