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