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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.
 

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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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student-bg said:
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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