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    the meaning

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    What is the meaning of the word "tam"? I found it in a text describing a girl dressed in a navy-blue reefer and a tam nearly the same colour of red.
    Thank you in advance.

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    A tam is a type of hat. It is used in Scotland. I believe it is short for tam o'shanter.

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    Re: the meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by student-bg
    Hello, dear moderators!
    Again I have some questions to you.
    What is the meaning of the word "tam"? I found it in a text describing a girl dressed in a navy-blue reefer and a tam nearly the same colour of red.
    Thank you in advance.
    Tam is short for tam-o'-shanter.

    Main Entry:tam-o'-shanter
    Pronunciation:*tam**shant*(r), -shaan-, ******
    Function:noun
    Inflected Form:plural tam-o'-shanters
    Etymology:after Tam o' Shanter, hero of the poem of that name (1789) by Robert Burns died 1796 Scottish national poet

    : a woolen cap of Scottish origin that is made with a tight headband and a very wide flat circular crown usually with a pompon in the center

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