Definition of Tassie in English:

Tassie

(also Tassy)

noun

Australian
informal
  • 1Tasmania:

    ‘I moved from Sydney down to Tassie three years ago’
    • ‘"We're very excited when people are passionate about going to Tassie," said Penne. "We want to help musicians tour regional areas".’
    • ‘While crossing the 1200m Pelion Gap, below Mt Ossa, Tassie's highest mountain, Shaggy's hiking group got hit by a blizzard, hurling down the full box and dice of sleet, hail, snow and rain.’
    • ‘Jon Hizzard lives on Flinder's Island, just off the windy northeast tip of Tassie.’
    • ‘Coming from tropical weather and constant sunshine was a shock for me; it was all four seasons down here in Tassie.’
    • ‘A string of conservation campaigns publicized Tassie as Australia's ultimate natural escape - an Eden for "greenies."’
    • ‘I was born and raised in Tassie, leaving in 1990, but my parents still live there.’
    • ‘Potatoes are Tassie's most important vegetable with production nudging half a million tonnes a year, a third of Australia's total.’
    • ‘Somewhere north of Cooktown would be nice and warm, after his winter in Tassie.’
    • ‘Extinction's not a new thing to Tassie, in fact we're probably due for one if you look at the time line of extinctions that have occurred.’
    • ‘After three and a half years in the job, the well-known couple decided to move to Tassie for family reasons.’
    1. 1.1 A person from Tasmania:
      ‘I'm a Queenslander—not sure if there are any Tassies here’
      • ‘Curiously, despite the frequent cold, Tasmanian shoppers are the most prolific ice cream buyers: around 64 per cent of Tassies buy a tub each month.’
      • ‘Bruce, a Tassie from Hobart, invited me to his home and he was so kind to pick me up at the airport.’
      • ‘We have more Dutch in the last 5 generations than English, though considering we're Tassies that's no great surprise.’

adjective

Australian
informal
  • Tasmanian:

    ‘the Tassie government’
    ‘barbecued Tassie salmon’
    ‘his Tassy mates’
    • ‘I haven't checked up on Tassie coverage for a while, but I presume that all the greater Hobart area has decent LTE?’
    • ‘The gaming machine debate has been re-ignited in Tasmania as the wrong numbers come up on Tassie pokies.’
    • ‘As a young Tassie boy, I first heard of the Rabbitohs watching Don Lane on late night television.’
    • ‘There will be a Tassie forest strategy meeting at 5.30 pm, food from 6.30 pm, films from 7.30 pm and live music to follow.’
    • ‘Angus had already poured his first glass of Tassie sauvignon blanc as we surveyed the 270-degree sweep of the ocean from the lodge's deck.’
    • ‘As wedding season gets under way, two Tassie brides have shown you don't have to spend a fortune for a memorable day.’
    • ‘It looks like the Greek twins and Tassie besties Thalia and Bianca have some competition.’
    • ‘Little Rivers Brewing Company opened in February and has quickly gained the support of Tassie beer swillers.’
    • ‘Now that Paul Lennon is obviously in an extremely benevolent frame of mind does this mean a massive pay rise for the Tassie workforce?’
    • ‘'Starting the football year in Tasmania against Collingwood is a huge highlight for our Tassie fans,' Fox said.’

Origin

Late 19th century: abbreviation.

Pronunciation:

Tassie

/ˈtazi/

Definition of tassie in English:

tassie

noun

Scottish
archaic
  • A small cup.

    • ‘The demon drink is made almost respectable by giving it a friendly name - the amber nectar, the frothing bumper or the silver tassie, the blushful Hippocrene with beaded bubbles winking at the brim.’

Origin

Late 18th century: from tass + -ie.

Pronunciation:

tassie

/ˈtasi/