Main definitions of tass in English

: tass1Tass2

tass1

noun

Scottish
archaic
  • 1A cup or small goblet.

    • ‘She stopped only for a sip of sherry from the crystal tass on the countertop.’
    1. 1.1 A small draught of an alcoholic drink.
      ‘a tass of brandy’
      • ‘Alan helped me to a chair and called for a tass of brandy.’

Origin

Late 15th century: from Old French tasse ‘cup’, via Arabic from Persian tašt ‘bowl’.

Pronunciation

tass

/tas/

Main definitions of tass in English

: tass1Tass2

Tass2

proper noun

  • The official news agency of the former Soviet Union, renamed ITAR-Tass in 1992.

Origin

Russian acronym, from Telegrafnoe agentstvo Sovetskogo Soyuza ‘Telegraphic Agency of the Soviet Union’.

Pronunciation

Tass

/tas/