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tass

[ tas ]
/ tæs /
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noun Chiefly Scot.
a cup or small goblet, especially an ornamental one.
the contents of a cup or goblet; a small draught, as of liquor.
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Also tassie.

Origin of tass

1475–85; earlier tasse<Middle French <Arabic ṭass, ṭassah basin <Persian tasht;see tazza

Other definitions for tass (2 of 2)

Tass

or TASS

[ tas, tahs ]
/ tæs, tɑs /

noun
a news-gathering agency of the former Soviet Union: merged with an alternative news service to form Itar-Tass (Russian Information Telegraph Agency).

Origin of Tass

<Russian, acronym from T(elegráfnoe) a(génstvo) S(ovétskogo) S(oyúza) Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union
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British Dictionary definitions for tass (1 of 2)

tass

tassie (ˈtæsɪ)

/ (tæs) /

noun Scot and Northern English dialect
a cup, goblet, or glass
the contents of such a vessel

Word Origin for tass

C15: from Old French tasse cup, from Arabic tassah basin, from Persian tast

British Dictionary definitions for tass (2 of 2)

Tass
/ (tæs) /

noun
(formerly) the principal news agency of the Soviet Union: replaced in 1992 by Itar Tass

Word Origin for Tass

T (elegrafnoye) A (genstvo) S (ovetskovo) S (oyuza) Telegraphic Agency of the Soviet Union
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