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Date: 1600-1700
Origin: tabby type of striped cloth (16-19 centuries), from French tabis, from Medieval Latin attabi, from Arabic, from Al-'Attabiya part of Baghdad where the cloth was originally made

tabby

noun
     
Related topics: Pets
tab‧by plural tabbies [countable]
DHP a cat with light and dark lines on its fur
tabby adjective

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