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[tas-ee] /ˈtæs i/
noun, Chiefly Scot.
Origin of tassie
tass + -ie Unabridged
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  • Among other relics of Smith that are still extant are four medallions by tassie, which very probably hung in his library.

  • All other likenesses of Smith are founded on those of tassie and Kay.

  • tassie Plumford neither claimed nor was credited with powers of magic, but she, too, might have been called a “witch woman.”

  • The lucky ticket was held by a London connoisseur named tassie.

  • Most of the work is in the antique taste, and is occasionally adorned with classical heads in the manner of Wedgwood and tassie.

    Jewellery H. Clifford Smith,
  • However that may be, tassie executed in later days two different medallions of Smith.

  • On looking at your seal I cannot tell whether it is done or not with a tassie—it seems to me to be paste.

British Dictionary definitions for tassie


noun (Austral, informal) (pl) -sies
a native or inhabitant of Tasmania
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