In The Words of Tammy Tyree !



Here is dictionary designed to help translate some of the adorable Tammy Tyrees words and expressions!

  • "A Pretty For Your Mouth"..Fish Bait
  • "All My Remembering Days"..childhood memories
  • "All-Overs"...feeling nervous
  • "Amsterdam"...a curse word
  • "Betwixt"...between
  • "Book-lernin'"...going to College
  • "Bornin' a Babe"....having a baby
  • "Bolderdam"..see "Amsterdam"
  • "Busted into such a Swither"...upset
  • "Call A Turnip A Turnip"...Making Oneself Clear
  • "Chinaberry Beads".. used to fancy up a dress
  • "Cleanly -smell"...The way a Hospital smells
  • "Companion One another"..befriend a person
  • "Cotched up"..something is caught, such as drawers on a tree
  • "Dersent"..doesnt
  • "Eat a-plenty of the fruit of knowledge"..being smart
  • "Enlodgement"..where a person lives
  • "Entitlement"..name
  • "et"..eat
  • "Fair'n a Frenzy"..excited
  • "Fermentin' In the same barrel of mash"..sharing a problem
  • "Forever after kind of love"..getting married
  • "Full of Forbodden"..worried
  • "Fully-growed"..grownup,having cleavage
  • "Funny peculiar"..Feeling strange,falling in love
  • "Forespent"..worried
  • "Gibble-gabble"...Medical terms
  • "Gone To Glory"...Passing away(Grandma)
  • "Hang It On the Wall To Dry"..Make official
  • "Hunger-bit"..hunger, satisfied by Cat-fish
  • "Hooty Owl"...the owl in the song "Tammy"
  • "Iffin"..if
  • "Join-up".become friends
  • "Kilt"......as in making something dead
  • "Knawwin' at my innards"..home-sickness
  • "Ladyfied...Propah Lerned and Propah Spoken !"..College Educated
  • "Lie down On the floor and die of pure gratefulness"..thankful
  • "Leeches","Leechcraft"...doctors
  • "Lickety-split"..fast
  • "Like A nail In a shore place"...secure
  • "Like Goin'Up To Heaven In A Whirlwind"..Flying In A Airplane
  • "Lie-berry"..a room full of books
  • "Lost a Power Of Poundage"..Lost weight
  • "Medicine Man"..see "Leeches","Leechcraft"
  • "Meet-up"..going out on a date
  • "Monsterous Kind"..very kind
  • "Muchly beholden"..very grateful
  • "Naked as a Jaybird on a Horse".. very naked
  • "Nells Bells !"...a exclamation used in surprise or fear
  • "Nigh'n plum distracted"..worried
  • "Nigh to Bustin'"..Happy
  • "Noble callin'"..career
  • "Notional..grouchy
  • "Ofttimes"..often
  • "Paper-Markin'est Man"..Tom Freeman, Instructor at Seminola College
  • "Plain discombobbled"..confused
  • "Propah"....dignified
  • "Proud And Pleasured"...happy
  • "River Water"..used for drinking.(Good for the Bowels)
  • "Rotterdam"..see "Amsterdam","Bolderdam"
  • "Sassafras"...good for purifying the blood
  • "Smooth as Molasses Porin' out of a jug"....sweet words
  • "Sour as a green persimmon"...grouchy
  • "Sweet as honeydrip"...very sweet
  • "The Big one for tastin' From The Pot"....Tablespoon
  • "The Little One For Stirrin'In The Cup"...Teaspoon
  • "Tetherside highmost"....Upside down
  • "Unpaid road"...The Freeway
  • "Vittles"....food
  • "Well Spring Of Pure Joy"...A baby
  • "What the Baby sits On"...A Babysitter
  • "Work prickle".. ambitious
  • "Womanish kind of feelin'"..Falling in love
  • "Woman Time"..giving birth
  • "Writ".....writing, as in "My Mind is like a Virgin Page,waitin to be writ on!"
  • "Your Excellancy","Your Worship"..A Judge




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