Origin of tam

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Contemporary Examples of tam

Historical Examples of tam

  • What I did to Tam Jarland is not the real cause of what you're doing, is it?

  • He was anxious to make it clear he had nothing to do with what he called the "tam pizness" of the morning.


    Joseph Conrad

  • That's what I telt Tam, an' I pinted oot the difference atween you an' the elders.

    St. Cuthbert's

    Robert E. Knowles

  • It seems even now as if it did look like you, but it might have been because it was like the Tam you wore.

    The Girls at Mount Morris

    Amanda Minnie Douglas

  • The dance that Tam O'Shanter witnessed was slow in comparison to it.

British Dictionary definitions for tam



short for tam-o'-shanter
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