Part of speech: adjective

Watered; mottled.

Part of speech: noun

Any watered fabric.

Part of speech: noun

A brindled cat; any female cat.

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Usage examples "tabby":

  1. " If that were so," said Carden gravely; " if I were really going to fall in love with her- I would not care a rap about my Aunt Tabby and her money-" " You ought to care about it for this young girl's sake. - "The Tracer of Lost Persons", Robert W. Chambers.
  2. I won't have you baited by all the old tabby- cats in the neighbourhood. - "The Vision of Desire", Margaret Pedler.
  3. Look at the wild cat and then look at the tabby cat. - "The University of Hard Knocks", Ralph Parlette.