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[tom-ee] /ˈtɒm i/
a male given name, form of Thomas.
Also, Tommie, Tommye. a female given name, form of Thomasina. Unabridged
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noun (pl) -mies
(often capital) (Brit, informal) a private in the British Army Also called Tommy Atkins (ˈætkɪnz)
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C19: originally Thomas Atkins, a name representing a typical private in specimen forms; compare tom1
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"British soldier," 1884, from Thomas Atkins, since 1815 the sample name for filling in army forms. Tommy gun (1929) is short for Thompson gun (see Thompson). Soon extended to other types of sub-machine gun, especially those favored by the mob.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Tom, Dick, and Harry

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Stupid; foolish; nutty: some tomfool scientist

[1762+; found by 1356 as the actual name of a man, also called Thomas fatuus, ''foolish Tom'']

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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