tammy

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noun (1)

tam·​my
ˈtamē
plural -es
: a plain-woven often glazed cloth of fine worsted or woolen and cotton formerly used for dresses, curtains, and linings

tammy

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noun (2)

"
plural -es
: a strainer made of tammy cloth

tammy

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transitive verb

"
-ed/-ing/-es
: to strain through a tammy

Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

probably by shortening and alteration from obsolete English tamin estamin, from obsolete French estamine

Noun (2)

probably by shortening and alteration from tamis

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“Tammy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tammy. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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