tammy

tammy

1 [tam-ee]
noun
a fabric of mixed fibers, constructed in plain weave and often heavily glazed, used in the manufacture of linings and undergarments.
Also, tammie.


Origin:
1630–40; perhaps back formation from obsolete French tamise kind of glossy cloth (taken as plural)

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tammy

2 [tam-ee]
noun, plural tammies.

Tammy

[tam-ee]
noun
a female given name.
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tammy1 (ˈtæmɪ)
 
n , pl -mies
a glazed woollen or mixed fabric, used for linings, undergarments, etc
 
[C17: of unknown origin]

tammy2 (ˈtæmɪ)
 
n , pl -mies
another word for tam-o'-shanter

tammy3 (ˈtæmɪ)
 
n , pl -mies
1.  tammy cloth, Also called: tamis (esp formerly) a rough-textured woollen cloth used for straining sauces, soups, etc
 
vb , -mies, -mies, -mying, -mied
2.  (tr) (esp formerly) to strain (sauce, soup, etc) through a tammy
 
[C18: changed (through influence of tammy1) from French tamis, perhaps of Celtic origin; compare Breton tamouez strainer]

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