Tom-and-jerry meaning

täm ən jerē
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A hot drink consisting of rum or another liquor, a beaten egg, milk or water, sugar, and spices.
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A hot drink made of rum and brandy or whiskey, beaten eggs, sugar, water or milk, and nutmeg.
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A cocktail composed of eggnog, brandy, rum and an egg.
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Origin of tom-and-jerry

  • After Corinthian Tom and Jerry Hawthorn, characters in Life in London, a novel by Pierce Egan (1772–1849)

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