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TAM (tam)

A woolen cap of Scottish origin

Common clues: Scottish cap; Woolen caps; Skye cap; Highlander's hat; McTavish’s cap; ___-o'-shanter; Cap with a pompom

Crossword puzzle frequency: 4 times a year

Frequency in English language: 21354 / 86800

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Video: Karen Dunbar reads ‘Tam o’Shanter’

Now, wha this tale o' truth shall read,

Ilk man and mother's son, take heed:

Whene'er to Drink you are inclin'd,

Or Cutty-sarks rin in your mind,

Think ye may buy the joys o'er dear;

Remember Tam o' Shanter's mare – Robert Burns

Various Tam o’Shanters

A Tam o'Shanter is a Scottish bonnet worn by men which was named after a character invented by Robert Burns. The bonnet is made of wool with a toorie (pompom) in the centre, and the crown is about twice the diameter of the head. It might be available in plain colours or in different tartans.

Tam o'shanters are worn by the Scottish infantry regiments of the British Army instead of berets. They are plain khaki in colour and are stiffer than civilian tam o'shanters, with a narrower, flat crown often worn sloping down from back to front.

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TAM (228) 25 We+ >1 05 Skye cap

13 Tu >1 09 Scottish cap

12 We- >1 07 Scot's cap

12 We+ >1 04 Scot's topper

9 Tu- >1 00 ___-o'-shanter

6 >1 00 Highland cap

6 Mo+ >1 04 Highlands hat

5 We- >1 06 Flat hat

5 Th- >1 03 Highland headgear

4 We- >1 07 Cap with a pompom

4 We >1 05 Cap with a pompon

4 >1 00 Highland topper

3 Fr+ NYT 06 Cap FEZ LID

3 We >1 99 Hat with a pompon

3 We- >1 01 Hebrides hat

3 Mo >1 04 Highland hat

3 We CSy 07 Highlander's hat

3 Tu >1 02 Scottish topper

3 Th- >1 06 Tartan topper

01 Aberdeen topper

2 We- LAT 09 Angus's topper

2 We >1 03 Beret on the brae

2 Th- NYT 87 Caledonian cap

2 Sa- LAT 03 Cap on the Clyde

2 Tu- >1 08 Queen of Mount Olympus