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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)

tammy2

[tam-ee] /ˈtæm i/
noun, plural tammies.
1.

Tammy

[tam-ee] /ˈtæm i/
noun
1.
a female given name.
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  • Creditors pressed—a jail in immediate view—no resource but Miss tammy Clay.

  • tammy met me a sniff from the dor and I snuck up and saw Calhan.

    Double Challenge James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • At that, all the birds set up such an excited crying that they waked tammy.

    Greyfriars Bobby Eleanor Atkinson
  • When these are tender, pass them through the tammy and return them to the soup.

  • tammy obediently returned to the house, and showed a way from his kitchen to the haunted room.

    Viking Boys Jessie Margaret Edmondston Saxby
British Dictionary definitions for tammy

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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