• Brindled; diversified in color; as, a tabby cat.
  • Having a wavy or watered appearance; as, a tabby waistcoat.


  • (countable) A brindled cat.
  • (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.
  • (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.
  • (countable, archaic) An old maid or gossip.

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