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Tommy

[tom-ee] /ˈtɒm i/
noun
1.
a male given name, form of Thomas.
2.
Also, Tommie, Tommye. a female given name, form of Thomasina.
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British Dictionary definitions for tommye

tommy

/ˈtɒmɪ/
noun (pl) -mies
1.
(often capital) (Brit, informal) a private in the British Army Also called Tommy Atkins (ˈætkɪnz)
Word Origin
C19: originally Thomas Atkins, a name representing a typical private in specimen forms; compare tom1
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Word Origin and History for tommye

Tommy

"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.

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Slang definitions & phrases for tommye

tommy

noun

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


Tommy

noun

A private in the British army: He met three Tommys in a bar (1884+)


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