Tommy meaning

tŏmē
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A private in the British army.
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A British soldier.
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(UK, slang, obsolete) Bread, generally a penny roll; the supply of food carried by workmen as their daily allowance.
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(UK, slang, obsolete) A truck, or barter; the exchange of labour for goods instead of money.
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A diminutive of the male given name Thomas.
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(more rare than the male given name) A diminutive of the female given name Thomasina.
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(colloquial) Tommy Atkins; a typical private in the British army; a British soldier.
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Origin of tommy

  • Short for Tommy Atkins from Thomas Atkins a name often used on sample forms

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