tammy

1

or tam·mie

[tam-ee]
noun
  1. a fabric of mixed fibers, constructed in plain weave and often heavily glazed, used in the manufacture of linings and undergarments.

Origin of tammy

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

tammy

2
[tam-ee]
noun, plural tam·mies.
  1. tamis.

Tammy

[tam-ee]
noun
  1. a female given name.
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Contemporary Examples of tammy

Historical Examples of tammy

  • When he dropped at last on Auld Jock's grave Tammy captured him.

    Greyfriars Bobby

    Eleanor Atkinson

  • Tammy ventured the opinion that it might be some kind of a cart for lame laddies to ride in.

    Greyfriars Bobby

    Eleanor Atkinson

  • "Five shullin's, ninepence, an' a ha'penny," Tammy announced.

    Greyfriars Bobby

    Eleanor Atkinson

  • Tell this gentleman, Tammy, about the peat fires you light on the Heogue.

    Viking Boys

    Jessie Margaret Edmondston Saxby

  • Tammy Carlisle was born and reared not many miles from here.

    The Day of Judgment

    Joseph Hocking


British Dictionary definitions for tammy

tammy

1
noun plural -mies
  1. a glazed woollen or mixed fabric, used for linings, undergarments, etc

Word Origin for tammy

C17: of unknown origin

tammy

2
noun plural -mies
  1. another word for tam-o'-shanter

tammy

3
noun plural -mies
  1. Also called: tammy cloth, tamis (esp formerly) a rough-textured woollen cloth used for straining sauces, soups, etc
verb -mies, -mying or -mied
  1. (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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