Definitions

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  • proper noun A patronymic surname.

Etymologies

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Anglicisation of a Scottish Gaelic patronymic surname derived from a Gaelic diminutive of Thomas.

Examples

  • Reminds me of ‘Soap’ McTavish from the Modern Warfare series.

    EXTRALIFE – By Scott Johnson - The original Gordon Freeman unearthed

  • "McTavish," she said, "the other day, when I felt that I had to get here before you, I promised my driver ten pounds if he beat your car,"

    The Spread Eagle and Other Stories

  • "Don't think the government'll do it," objected McTavish.

    THE TERRIBLE SOLOMONS

  • John Fox, soundly berating McLean and McTavish for some petty dereliction of duty, helped her to pluck up courage.

    THE MARRIAGE TO LIT-LIT

  • They blamed McTavish for it afterward, and he admitted that the charge had been a trifle excessive.

    THE TERRIBLE SOLOMONS

  • Brown and McTavish also doubted; but Bertie discerned an insincere ring in their voices.

    THE TERRIBLE SOLOMONS

  • The Factor opened whisky before breakfast, to the delight of McLean and McTavish, gave his dogs double rations, and wore his best moccasins.

    THE MARRIAGE TO LIT-LIT

  • The two sons were loud in the praise of their new mother; McLean and McTavish lifted their voices; and the Factor bragged of the joys of matrimony till the story of her good behaviour and her husband's satisfaction became the property of all the dwellers in the Sin Rock district.

    THE MARRIAGE TO LIT-LIT

  • McTavish, strolled past, innocently uninterested, on their way to the river.

    THE MARRIAGE TO LIT-LIT

  • "That's the second time," McTavish announced ominously.

    THE TERRIBLE SOLOMONS

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