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[tes] /tɛs/
a female given name, form of Theresa.
Also, Tessa
[tes-uh] /ˈtɛs ə/ (Show IPA)
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  • tessa sprang in after him, but pulled up sharply at sight of her mother.

    The Lamp in the Desert Ethel M. Dell
  • tessa was looking after him, but he could see that she was making no signs of distress.

    Romola George Eliot
  • tessa, with her face turned away, do you like Gus very much?

    Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline Jennie M. Drinkwater
  • It would spoil tessa to make her the least particle wiser or more suspicious.

    Romola George Eliot
  • tessa could not eat as much as usual to-day, she was so greatly excited.

British Dictionary definitions for tessa


noun acronym (in Britain)
Tax Exempt Special Savings Account; a former (available 1991–99) tax-free savings scheme
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