from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A tam-o'-shanter.

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  • noun A tam o'shanter, a tall knit wool cap traditionally associated with Scotland.


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  • From "Au Tombeau de Charles Fourier" by Guy Davenport

    January 19, 2010

  • "A tam—a slouchy beret that's more than 10 inches in diameter—is another option. For winter, I also love an oblong scarf. With oversized sunglasses, the effect is very Audrey Hepburn. And your ears are protected."

    February 26, 2015