Tom meaning

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The male of various animals, especially a male cat or turkey.
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Male.

A tom turkey.

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The male of some animals, esp. of the cat.
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To behave like an Uncle Tom.
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The male of the domesticated cat.
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The male of the turkey.
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The male of certain other animals.
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(UK, slang) A prostitute.
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(music) A type of drum.
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(UK, greengrocers' slang) A tomato (the fruit).

Toms 90p a pound.

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(Cockney rhyming slang) Jewellery.
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(intransitive, derogatory, of a black person) To act in an obsequiously servile manner toward white authority.
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(nautical) To dig out a hole below the hatch cover of a bulker and fill it with cargo or weights to aid stability.
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An Uncle Tom.
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A masculine name.
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Origin of tom

  • Tom nickname for Thomas

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From generic use of the proper name Tom.

    From Wiktionary

  • Rhyming slang from tomfoolery.

    From Wiktionary

  • Shortened from tomato

    From Wiktionary

  • From Uncle Tom.

    From Wiktionary