Toom meaning

(rare or dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) Empty.
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(chiefly Scottish) A piece of waste ground where rubbish is shot.
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(rare or dialectal) To empty.
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Origin of toom

  • From Middle English toom, tom, from Old English tōm (“empty”), from Proto-Germanic *tōmaz (“free, available, empty”), from Proto-Indo-European *doma- (“to tame”), *dema- (“to build”). Cognate with Danish and Swedish tom (“empty, vacant”), Icelandic tómur (“empty”).

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English toom, tome, tom, from Old Norse tóm (“vacant time, leisure”), from Proto-Germanic *tōmą (“vacant time, leisure”). Related to Old Norse tōmr (“vacant, empty”).

    From Wiktionary