noun, plural Si·a·mese.
Origin of Siamese
Examples from the Web for siamese
And now the latest character in the saga is Choupette, a 9-month-old Siamese kitten upon whom he fastidiously dotes.7 Facts to Know About Karl Lagerfeld’s Siamese Cat, Choupette|Isabel Wilkinson|June 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
They have mixed with the Siamese, till, at the first, it is difficult to distinguish them as having European blood and lineage.Siam|George B. Bacon
By his elbow a delicate Siamese conned a handbook of strategy.Ulysses|James Joyce
This observer credits the Siamese with an undeveloped sense of right and wrong, so that they are good only by accident.Man, Past and Present|Agustus Henry Keane
But Angkor Thom and the principal monuments were situated near the Siamese frontier and felt the shock of every collision.
But it was his son who first decreed in 1868 that no Siamese could be born a slave.
noun plural -mese
"of or pertaining to Siam," 1690s; see Siam + -ese. Also from 1690s as a noun meaning "native of Siam." the original Siamese twins (exhibited from 1829) were Chang and Eng (1814-1874), Thai-Chinese natives of Siam who settled in the U.S. Hence Siamesed (adj.) "joined in the manner of Siamese twins" (1830). Siamese cat is attested from 1871.