nicky-tam

nicky-tam

(ˈnɪkɪˈtæm)
n
(Clothing & Fashion) Scot a strap or string secured round a trouser leg below the knee, formerly worn esp by farm workers to keep the trouser bottoms clear of dirt
[C20: from knicker + tam, taum a fishing line or string]
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Pub: Alison Young was surprised by Stirling's Nicky-Tams forward thinking approach to pub culture
And I certainly can't imagine blokes in dungarees and nicky-tams prodding and slapping them with sticks.
Yet unexpectedly, Nicky-Tams is one of those rare things - a pub that looks traditional, but thinks in original terms.
Chris, 30, said the weird goings-on at Nicky-Tams in Stirling started when they renovated the pub last year and found an old framed picture hidden in a secret chamber.