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Tammy

[tam-ee] /ˈtæm i/
noun
1.
a female given name.
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  • From his position Moir now dominated the whole camp, and a sickly smile appeared on tammys mouth.

    The Snow-Burner Henry Oyen
British Dictionary definitions for tammys

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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