What does TOM mean?

Definitions for TOMtɒm

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word TOM.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Tom, Uncle Tom(noun)

    (ethnic slur) offensive and derogatory name for a Black man who is abjectly servile and deferential to Whites

  2. tom, tomcat(noun)

    male cat

  3. turkey cock, gobbler, tom, tom turkey(noun)

    male turkey

Wiktionary

  1. Tom(ProperNoun)

    , also used as a formal male given name.

  2. Tom(ProperNoun)

    A nickname for the common man.

  3. Tom(ProperNoun)

    A large, deep-toned bells, or a particularly notable example of one.

  4. Origin: tōmaz. Akin to tōmr, whence Icelandic tómur.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tom(noun)

    the knave of trumps at gleek

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tom

    tom, n. a dim. of Thomas—used generically for man in 'tomfool,' &c.: a male, esp. a male cat: (prov.) a close-stool.—ns. Tom′-and-Jer′ry, a drink of hot rum and eggs, spiced and sweetened; Tom′-trot, a toffee made with treacle, sugar, and butter.—Tom, Dick, and Harry, any persons taken at random.—Long Tom, a long gun, as distinguished from a carronade, a gun carried amidships on a swivel-carriage.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'TOM' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1955

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'TOM' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1579

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of TOM in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of TOM in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Prince Phillip:

    What do you gargle with? Pebbles? (to singer Tom Jones after a 1969 Royal Variety performance)

  2. Al Ries:

    Don't overlook the importance of worldwide thinking. A company that keeps its eye on Tom, Dick, and Harry is going to miss Pierre, Hans, and Yoshio.

  3. Baghdad Betty, Iraqi radio announcer, to gulf war troops:

    While you are away, movie stars are taking your women. Robert Redford is dating your girlfriend, Tom Selleck is kissing your lady, Bart Simpson is making love to your wife.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Život je 50:50 kombinací toho, co si o tom (tj vaše akce) a jak jste si ji (tedy vaše vnímání), podle mého názoru, rovnováha 50:50 je nejdůležitější dosáhnout.

  5. William Cowper:

    The man that hails you Tom or Jack, and proves by thumps upon your back how he esteems your merit, is such a friend, that one had need be very much his friend indeed to pardon or to bear it.

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