- a cup or small goblet, especially an ornamental one.
- the contents of a cup or goblet; a small draught, as of liquor.
Origin of tass
1475–85; earlier tasse < Middle French < Arabic ṭass, ṭassah basin < Persian tasht; see tazza
- a news-gathering agency of the former Soviet Union: merged with an alternative news service to form Itar-Tass (Russian Information Telegraph Agency).
Origin of Tass
< Russian, acronym from T(elegráfnoe) a(génstvo) S(ovétskogo) S(oyúza) Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union
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Taslet, tas′let, n. a tass or piece of armour for the thigh—prob.
- a cup, goblet, or glass
- the contents of such a vessel
C15: from Old French tasse cup, from Arabic tassah basin, from Persian tast
- (formerly) the principal news agency of the Soviet Union: replaced in 1992 by Itar Tass
T (elegrafnoye) A (genstvo) S (ovetskovo) S (oyuza) Telegraphic Agency of the Soviet Union
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Word Origin and History for tass
official news agency of the former U.S.S.R., an acronym of Russian Telegrafnoje Agenstvo Sovjetskeho Sojuza "Telegraphic Agency of the Soviet Union."
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