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Tommy gun

noun
2.
any submachine gun.
Origin of Tommy gun
1920-1925
1920-25; by shortening
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  • He picked up a Tommy gun where it had been dropped by the fleeing gunmen.

  • For Wally it was a Tommy gun—just stitching him up and down, you know, back and forth.

    The Hated Frederik Pohl
  • The Tommy gun was aimed at his head and he knew Puffy Adams wouldn't hesitate when the time came to shoot.

  • Puffy Adams stood, back to the granite, sweeping a Tommy gun around on the gang of men.

  • I pulled around the corner onto Harper street, and into the path of a Tommy gun's fire.

  • For want of something better to do, he took down a Tommy gun from a rack near Segador's seat and examined it for dust and grease.

    The Five Arrows Allan Chase
British Dictionary definitions for Tommy gun

Tommy gun

noun
1.
an informal name for Thompson sub-machine-gun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for Tommy gun

tommy

noun

tomboy: The red-haired tommy ... she'd put him over the jumps (1940s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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