One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘It takes some acting craft for him to pull off the feat of wearing the outlandish sweater vests, demented tams, garish checks and plaids without ever seeming as if he were wearing a costume.’
- ‘On her head she sported a tam a few shades lighter than the skirt.’
- ‘He reached up and adjusted his plaid tam, which offset perfectly his red scarf and silk shirt.’
- ‘She took a dark tweed coat with matching muff and tam from the wardrobe.’
- ‘There were plush fleece coats, including one in soda-pop grape, and cute leather tams crudely stitched with black yarn.’
- ‘He came with accomplices who wore gold tams and black capes; some carried handguns.’
- ‘Work a vintage fedora, tam or veiled hat into your wardrobe for a bit of uptown chic.’
- ‘The tam fits all as the size is very easy to adjust.’
- ‘That robe was her full Ph.D. academic regalia, with three velvet blue stripes on each arm; a satin bi-colored cowl and a soft velvet tam (with the tassel angled sassily - she thought).’
- ‘The Aran Tam perfectly combines style and practicality and is totally unique as each hat is hand knit or crocheted.’
Late 19th century: abbreviation.
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