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The origin is thought to come from a Catholic gang from Calton in the early 1900's, which named itself the "Tim Malloys" supposedly after the leader of the gang.
Others say it was just rhyming slang for "Bhoys" and the name just stuck, as a countepart to the Huns' referring to themselves as "The Billy Boys".
Some Huns will lazily (and in a derogatory way) use the term Tim to apply to any Catholics. However it generally now is used by most fans of other clubs to simply mean a Celtic fan, and has increasingly little (if anything) to do with your religion at all.
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