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Examples from the Web for tammys

Historical Examples of tammys

  • From his position Moir now dominated the whole camp, and a sickly smile appeared on Tammys mouth.

    The Snow-Burner

    Henry Oyen

British Dictionary definitions for tammys


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

Word Origin for tammy

C17: of unknown origin


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


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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