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tammy

1

or tam·mie

[ tam-ee ]
/ ˈtæm i /
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noun

a fabric of mixed fibers, constructed in plain weave and often heavily glazed, used in the manufacture of linings and undergarments.

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Origin of tammy

1
1630–40; perhaps back formation from obsolete French tamise kind of glossy cloth (taken as plural)

Definition for tammy (2 of 3)

tammy2
[ tam-ee ]
/ ˈtæm i /

noun, plural tam·mies.

Definition for tammy (3 of 3)

Tammy
[ tam-ee ]
/ ˈtæm i /

noun

a female given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for tammy (1 of 3)

tammy1
/ (ˈtæmɪ) /

noun plural -mies

a glazed woollen or mixed fabric, used for linings, undergarments, etc

Word Origin for tammy

C17: of unknown origin

British Dictionary definitions for tammy (2 of 3)

tammy2
/ (ˈtæmɪ) /

noun plural -mies

another word for tam-o'-shanter

British Dictionary definitions for tammy (3 of 3)

tammy3
/ (ˈtæmɪ) /

noun plural -mies

Also called: tammy cloth, tamis (esp formerly) a rough-textured woollen cloth used for straining sauces, soups, etc

verb -mies, -mying or -mied

(tr) (esp formerly) to strain (sauce, soup, etc) through a tammy

Word Origin for tammy

C18: changed (through influence of tammy 1) from French tamis, perhaps of Celtic origin; compare Breton tamouez strainer
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