There are 2 main definitions of tassie in English:

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tassie 1

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noun

Scottish archaic
A small cup.
Example sentences
  • 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.

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There are 2 main definitions of tassie in English:

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Tassie 2 Line breaks: Tas¦sie
(also Tassy) Australian informal

noun

1Tasmania: I moved from Sydney down to Tassie three years ago
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  • Coming from tropical weather and constant sunshine was a shock for me; it was all four seasons down here in Tassie.
  • After three and a half years in the job, the well-known couple decided to move to Tassie for family reasons.
  • Somewhere north of Cooktown would be nice and warm, after his winter in Tassie.
1.1A person from Tasmania: I’m a Queenslander—not sure if there are any Tassies here
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  • 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.
  • We have more Dutch in the last 5 generations than English, though considering we're Tassies that's no great surprise.
  • Bruce, a Tassie from Hobart, invited me to his home and he was so kind to pick me up at the airport.

adjective

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Tasmanian: the Tassie government barbecued Tassie salmon his Tassy mates
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  • 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.
  • The gaming machine debate has been re-ignited in Tasmania as the wrong numbers come up on Tassie pokies.

Origin

Late 19th century: abbreviation.

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