tass

tass

[tas]
noun Chiefly Scot.
1.
a cup or small goblet, especially an ornamental one.
2.
the contents of a cup or goblet; a small draught, as of liquor.
Also, tassie.


Origin:
1475–85; earlier tasse < Middle French < Arabic ṭass, ṭassah basin < Persian tasht; see tazza

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Tass

[tas, tahs]
noun
a news-gathering agency of the former Soviet Union: merged with an alternative news service to form Itar-Tass (Russian Information Telegraph Agency).
Also, TASS.


Origin:
< Russian, acronym from T(elegráfnoe) a(génstvo) S(ovétskogo) S(oyúza) Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union

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tass or tassie (tæs, ˈtæsɪ)
 
n
1.  a cup, goblet, or glass
2.  the contents of such a vessel
 
[C15: from Old French tasse cup, from Arabic tassah basin, from Persian tast]
 
tassie or tassie
 
n
 
[C15: from Old French tasse cup, from Arabic tassah basin, from Persian tast]

Tass (tæs)
 
n
(formerly) the principal news agency of the Soviet Union: replaced in 1992 by Itar Tass
 
[T(elegrafnoye) A(genstvo) S(ovetskovo) S(oyuza) Telegraphic Agency of the Soviet Union]

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Tass
official news agency of the former U.S.S.R., an acronym of Rus. Telegrafnoje Agenstvo Sovjetskeho Sojuza "Telegraphic Agency of the Soviet Union."
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