- 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)
- a female given name.
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Examples from the Web for tammy
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When he dropped at last on Auld Jock's grave Tammy captured him.
Tammy ventured the opinion that it might be some kind of a cart for lame laddies to ride in.
"Five shullin's, ninepence, an' a ha'penny," Tammy announced.
Tell this gentleman, Tammy, about the peat fires you light on the Heogue.Viking Boys
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Tammy Carlisle was born and reared not many miles from here.The Day of Judgment
- 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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