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tammy1

or tammie

[tam-ee] /ˈtæm i/
noun
1.
a fabric of mixed fibers, constructed in plain weave and often heavily glazed, used in the manufacture of linings and undergarments.
Origin of tammy1
obsolete French
1630-1640
1630-40; perhaps back formation from obsolete French tamise kind of glossy cloth (taken as plural)
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Examples from the Web for tammie
Historical Examples
  • I used to take them pieces when they were wee bairns—ye mind, tammie?

    Merkland Mrs. Oliphant
  • Mither, exclaimed Johnny to his parent, thats tammie at the door.

    Cats W. Gordon Stables
  • Twice, just after the grouse hunters left and again four days later, Ted sent tammie to Al.

    Double Challenge James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • Thus encouraged, Johnny opened the door, and in trotted tammie hearty and hale.

    Cats W. Gordon Stables
  • Wherever tammie had dropped it, the pack wouldn't be hard to see.

    Double Challenge James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • For guid sake, tammie, haud your tongue; dinna deave the ladies.

    Merkland Mrs. Oliphant
  • Ted prepared a hearty breakfast of bacon and eggs and fed tammie.

    Double Challenge James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • Ted ruffled his head with a gentle hand as tammie fell in beside him.

    Double Challenge James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • Then tammie whined for admittance and Ted got up to let him in.

    Double Challenge James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • When Ted was working and Al went out, tammie always went with him.

    Double Challenge James Arthur Kjelgaard
British Dictionary definitions for tammie

tammy1

/ˈtæmɪ/
noun (pl) -mies
1.
a glazed woollen or mixed fabric, used for linings, undergarments, etc
Word Origin
C17: of unknown origin

tammy2

/ˈtæmɪ/
noun (pl) -mies
1.
another word for tam-o'-shanter

tammy3

/ˈtæmɪ/
noun (pl) -mies
1.
Also called tammy cloth, tamis. (esp formerly) a rough-textured woollen cloth used for straining sauces, soups, etc
verb -mies, -mying, -mied
2.
(transitive) (esp formerly) to strain (sauce, soup, etc) through a tammy
Word Origin
C18: changed (through influence of tammy1) from French tamis, perhaps of Celtic origin; compare Breton tamouez strainer
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