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Tamworth1

[tam-wurth]
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noun
  1. one of an English breed of red hogs, raised chiefly for bacon.

Origin of Tamworth1

after Tamworth, in Staffordshire, England where the breed was developed

Tamworth2

[tam-wurth]
noun
  1. a city in E Australia.
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Examples from the Web for tamworth

Historical Examples

  • Since his father's death, in 1830, Peel had been member for Tamworth.

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    George Henry Blore

  • Mr. Tamworth has described you to me, also this inn, till I feel as if I knew its every stone.

    The Forsaken Inn

    Anna Katharine Green

  • Mr. Tamworth tells me that he has acquainted you with the story of my life.

    The Forsaken Inn

    Anna Katharine Green

  • "Let us see if my information has been correct," continued Mr. Tamworth.

    The Forsaken Inn

    Anna Katharine Green

  • Mr. Tamworth has been gone a month, and I have heard nothing from him.

    The Forsaken Inn

    Anna Katharine Green


British Dictionary definitions for tamworth

tamworth

noun
  1. (often capital) any of a hardy rare breed of long-bodied reddish pigs

Word Origin

named after Tamworth, England, where it was developed

Tamworth

noun
  1. a market town in W central England, in SE Staffordshire. Pop: 71 650 (2001)
  2. a city in SE Australia, in E central New South Wales: industrial centre of an agricultural region. Pop: 32 543 (2001)
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