- a fabric of mixed fibers, constructed in plain weave and often heavily glazed, used in the manufacture of linings and undergarments.
Origin of tammy1
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
Thus encouraged, Johnny opened the door, and in trotted Tammie hearty and hale.
Mither, exclaimed Johnny to his parent, thats Tammie at the door.
For guid sake, Tammie, haud your tongue; dinna deave the ladies.
I used to take them pieces when they were wee bairns—ye mind, Tammie?
Hout, Tammie, yere aye meat-hale, responded her brisker sister.
- a glazed woollen or mixed fabric, used for linings, undergarments, etc
C17: of unknown origin
- another word for tam-o'-shanter
- Also called: tammy cloth, tamis (esp formerly) a rough-textured woollen cloth used for straining sauces, soups, etc
- (tr) (esp formerly) to strain (sauce, soup, etc) through a tammy
C18: changed (through influence of tammy 1) from French tamis, perhaps of Celtic origin; compare Breton tamouez strainer
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