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tammy1

or tammie

[tam-ee] /ˈtæm i/
noun
1.
a fabric of mixed fibers, constructed in plain weave and often heavily glazed, used in the manufacture of linings and undergarments.
Origin of tammy1
obsolete French
1630-1640
1630-40; perhaps back formation from obsolete French tamise kind of glossy cloth (taken as plural)
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Examples from the Web for tammie
Historical Examples
  • Mither, exclaimed Johnny to his parent, thats tammie at the door.

    Cats W. Gordon Stables
  • Thus encouraged, Johnny opened the door, and in trotted tammie hearty and hale.

    Cats W. Gordon Stables
  • For guid sake, tammie, haud your tongue; dinna deave the ladies.

    Merkland Mrs. Oliphant
  • I used to take them pieces when they were wee bairns—ye mind, tammie?

    Merkland Mrs. Oliphant
  • Hout, tammie, yere aye meat-hale, responded her brisker sister.

    Merkland Mrs. Oliphant
  • The boy turned to tammie whenever he was worried or at a loss.

    Double Challenge James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • Al got out of the truck and Ted and tammie alighted beside him.

    Double Challenge James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • Ted prepared a hearty breakfast of bacon and eggs and fed tammie.

    Double Challenge James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • Then he fixed a lunch and, with tammie beside him, got into Al's old pickup.

    Double Challenge James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • Carrying the handkerchief, tammie streaked into the forest and disappeared.

    Double Challenge James Arthur Kjelgaard
British Dictionary definitions for tammie

tammy1

/ˈtæmɪ/
noun (pl) -mies
1.
a glazed woollen or mixed fabric, used for linings, undergarments, etc
Word Origin
C17: of unknown origin

tammy2

/ˈtæmɪ/
noun (pl) -mies
1.
another word for tam-o'-shanter

tammy3

/ˈtæmɪ/
noun (pl) -mies
1.
Also called tammy cloth, tamis. (esp formerly) a rough-textured woollen cloth used for straining sauces, soups, etc
verb -mies, -mying, -mied
2.
(transitive) (esp formerly) to strain (sauce, soup, etc) through a tammy
Word Origin
C18: changed (through influence of tammy1) from French tamis, perhaps of Celtic origin; compare Breton tamouez strainer
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