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noun (-, tabbies)
  1. (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.
  2. (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.
  3. (countable) A brindled cat
  4. (countable)An old maid or gossip.
adjective 
  1. Having a wavy or watered appearance; as, a tabby waistcoat.
  2. Brindled; diversified in color; as, a tabby cat.

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