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[tam] /tæm/
Origin of tam
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Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It seems even now as if it did look like you, but it might have been because it was like the tam you wore.

    The Girls at Mount Morris Amanda Minnie Douglas
  • It is like tam o Shanter, in its living union of the comic, the pathetic, and the terrible.

    Spare Hours John Brown
  • You're a wonderful fellow, tam—you ought to be dead really instead of being bound for England.

    Tam O' The Scoots Edgar Wallace
  • All tam talk together what they goin' do when they catch us, and get more mad.

    The Huntress Hulbert Footner
  • tam twilight was darkening slowly over a room of noble dimensions and costly fashion.

    The Disowned, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • But any consolations I applied were, as before, in the interests of tam Gallaberry.

    The Dew of Their Youth S. R. Crockett
  • tam stood in the doorway of Squadron Headquarters and saluted.

    Tam O' The Scoots Edgar Wallace
British Dictionary definitions for tam


short for tam-o'-shanter
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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