noun (-, tabbies)
- (uncountable) A kind of waved silk, usually called watered silk, manufactured like taffeta, but thicker and stronger. The watering is given to it by calendering.
- (uncountable) 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.
- (countable) A brindled cat
- (countable)An old maid or gossip.
- Having a wavy or watered appearance; as, a tabby waistcoat.
- Brindled; diversified in color; as, a tabby cat.
- An English surname thought to be of Germanic origin
- An earldom in the British peerage
- A brand of English motor car
- A dog from a group of small, lively breeds, originally bred for the hunt on furred prey or vermin which digs a layer or burrow in the ground, such as rabbit, fox and various mice.
- any of a breed of horses, a cross between Arabian stallions and English mares, bred for racing
- of, or relating to such a breed of horse
- One who tumbles; one who plays tricks by various motions of the body; an acrobat.
- A movable obstruction in a lock, consisting of a lever, latch, wheel, slide, or the like, which must be adjusted to a particular position by a key or other means before the bolt can be thrown in locking or unlocking.
- A piece attached to, or forming part of, the hammer of a gunlock, upon which the mainspring acts and in which are the notches for sear point to enter.
- A drinking glass, without a foot or stem; " so called because originally it had a pointed or convex base, and could not be set down with any liquor in it, thus compelling the drinker to finish his measure.
- A variety of the domestic pigeon remarkable for its habit of tumbling, or turning somersaults, during its flight.
- (colloquial): A person from Turkey.
- a member of any of the numerous ethnic groups whose majority have lived a nomadic life on the vast Eurasian steppe, speaking Turkic languages.