tasse

noun

: one of a series of overlapping metal plates in a suit of armor that form a short skirt over the body below the waist see armor illustration

Examples of tasse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The word tassie comes from the Scottish term for a small cup, derived from the French la tasse of the same meaning. Micah A Leal, Southern Living, 23 Oct. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

Middle English, from Middle French dialect (Artois, Flanders) taisse, tasse purse, pouch

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tasse was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Tasse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tasse. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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