Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See tamin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A kind of woolen, or woolen and cotton, cloth, often highly glazed, -- used for curtains, sieves, strainers, etc.
  • noun A sieve, or strainer, made of this material; a tamis.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A tam o’shanter hat.
  • noun A kind of woolen, or woolen and cotton, cloth, often highly glazed, used for curtains, sieves, strainers, etc.
  • noun A sieve, or strainer; a tamis.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a woolen cap of Scottish origin
  • noun plain-woven (often glazed) fabric of wool or wool and cotton used especially formerly for linings and garments and curtains

Etymologies

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Shortened from tammy shanter.

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Origin uncertain; compare obsolete French tamise (but if there was borrowing, it's unclear in which direction).

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From French tamis, assimilated to Etymology 1, above.

Examples

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  • tamis

    March 23, 2011