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Tess

[tes]
noun
  1. a female given name, form of Theresa.
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Also Tes·sa [tes-uh] /ˈtɛs ə/.
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Contemporary Examples of tessa

Historical Examples of tessa

  • Yet it would be brutal—it was impossible—to drive Tessa away with harsh words.

    Romola

    George Eliot

  • “It is true; I forgot,” said Tessa, lifting her hands and clasping them.

    Romola

    George Eliot

  • He shook his head, but he looked so mild now that Tessa felt quite at her ease.

    Romola

    George Eliot

  • Tessa took up her bowl and lantern, and closed the door behind her.

    Romola

    George Eliot

  • “This is my baby,” said Tessa, seating herself close to Baldassarre.

    Romola

    George Eliot


British Dictionary definitions for tessa

TESSA

n acronym for (in Britain)
  1. Tax Exempt Special Savings Account; a former (available 1991–99) tax-free savings scheme
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