Origin of Tommyclipped from Tommy Atkins (for Thomas Atkins, fictitious name used in British army sample forms)
nounpl. tom·mies also Tom·mies Chiefly British
Origin of tommyShort for Tommy Atkins, from Thomas Atkins, a name often used on sample forms.
- Used adjectively or in compounds: tommy master, tommy-store, tommy-shop, etc.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.