nicky-tam

/ (ˈnɪkɪˈtæm) /

noun

Scot a strap or string secured round a trouser leg below the knee, formerly worn esp by farm workers to keep the trouser bottoms clear of dirt

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Word Origin for nicky-tam

C20: from knicker + tam, taum a fishing line or string
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