One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A cup or small goblet.
- ‘She stopped only for a sip of sherry from the crystal tass on the countertop.’
- 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.’
Late 15th century: from Old French tasse ‘cup’, via Arabic from Persian tašt ‘bowl’.
The official news agency of the former Soviet Union, renamed ITAR-Tass in 1992.
Russian acronym, from Telegrafnoe agentstvo Sovetskogo Soyuza ‘Telegraphic Agency of the Soviet Union’.
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