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tummy

[tuhm-ee] /ˈtʌm i/
noun, plural tummies. Informal.
1.
stomach:
The baby had a pain in his tummy.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; nursery alteration of stomach
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British Dictionary definitions for tummy

tummy

/ˈtʌmɪ/
noun (pl) -mies
1.
an informal or childish word for stomach
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Word Origin and History for tummy
n.

1867, infantile for stomach. Tummy-ache is attested from 1874.

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Slang definitions & phrases for tummy

tumble

noun

A response indicating interest, affection, etc

verb

To be arrested; fall, trip (1901+ Underworld)

Related Terms

give someone a tumble


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