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tabby - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'tabby' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Tabby [ a.]
- Having a wavy or watered appearance; as, a tabby waistcoat.
- Brindled; diversified in color; as, a tabby cat.
2 . Tabby [ n.]
- A kind of waved silk, usually called watered silk, manufactured like taffeta, but thicker and stronger. The watering is given to it by calendering.
- A mixture of lime with shells, gravel, or stones, in equal proportions, with an equal proportion of water. When dry, this becomes as hard as rock.
- A brindled cat; hence, popularly, any cat.
- An old maid or gossip.
3 . Tabby [ v. t.]
- To water; to cause to look wavy, by the process of calendering; to calender; as, to tabby silk, mohair, ribbon, etc.