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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.


tammy

2

[ tam-ee ]

noun

, plural tam·mies.

Tammy

3

[ tam-ee ]

noun

  1. a female given name.

tammy

1

/ ˈtæmɪ /

noun

  1. Also calledtammy clothtamis (esp formerly) a rough-textured woollen cloth used for straining sauces, soups, etc


verb

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

tammy

2

/ ˈtæmɪ /

noun

  1. another word for tam-o'-shanter

tammy

3

/ ˈtæmɪ /

noun

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

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Word History and Origins

Origin of tammy1

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

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Word History and Origins

Origin of tammy1

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

Origin of tammy2

C17: of unknown origin

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Example Sentences

I’m now going to hand over to my colleagues Tammy and Hana, who will talk you through the rest of the sessions when we resume afterwards.

We’re breaking for lunch now—so I’m going to hand over the live blog to my capable colleagues Hana and Tammy.

Read our emerging journalist fellow Tammy Xu’s full story on how quantum-resistant algorithms are being developed—and what comes next.

Amy focuses on her new life, and Tammy makes a decision that affects her weight-loss goals.

These two certainly seem harmless at the start of The Eyes of Tammy Faye.

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Melissa McCarthy wrote Tammy, she co-produced it, and she starred.

Tammy is what happens when you make Bridesmaids, but forget to include the jokes.

She's also one of the first female combat veterans in the House or Senate, alongside Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth.

Both parents were professionals; his mother, Tammy T. Wilson, is a legal nurse consultant.

Tammy Baldwin (D-WI, U.S. Senate) Current The Senate welcomed its first openly gay senator this year, Tammy Baldwin.

She caught him on the steps of the dining room, and held his wriggling little body fast until Tammy came up.

Tammy followed at a surprising pace on his rude crutches, and Mr. Traill brought up the rear.

Tammy took an oat-cake from his pocket to nibble, and began a conversation with Mistress Jeanie.

Tammy had a lesson still to get, and returned to the kirkyard, and Ailie ran up to the dining-rooms.

When Ailie wanted to get up unusually early in the morning she made use of Tammy for an alarm-clock.

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