Definitions for TOMtɒm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. the male of various animals, as the turkey.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Zoology

  2. a tomcat.

Origin of tom:

1755–65; generic use of Tom, male given name

Tom*tɒm(n.; v.)Tommed, Tom•ming.

  1. Category: Sociology, Status (usage)

    Ref: Uncle Tom.

  2. (v.i.)(often l.c.) to act like an Uncle Tom.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Sociology, Status (usage)

* Extremely Disparaging and Offensive..

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


  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

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

Translations for TOM

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


having nothing inside

an empty box; an empty cup.

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