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1. Tam (Noun)


In Jamaica, a tam is a type of hat that is commonly worn. It is typically made from knitted or crocheted materials and has a slouchy fit. Tams are worn by both men and women as a fashionable accessory or as a cultural symbol, particularly within the Rastafarian community.

Related Words

Baggy , Gansey , Bandana , Rasta colors ,

posted by anonymous on June 27, 2023

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2. Tam

English Translation



A deep woolen hat, normally used by Rastafarians to cover their locks.

Example Sentences

Patois: Di place full a dust, pass mi di tam fi cova mi locks dem.
English: The place is dusty, pass me the beanie to cover my dreadlocks.

Related Words

Babylon , Ball head , Blessed , Bobo dread ,

posted by JeoKingSwag on February 4, 2019

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