Definitions for tomcatˈtɒmˌkæt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tom•catˈtɒmˌkæt(n.; v.)-cat•ted, -cat•ting.

  1. (n.)a male cat.

  2. (v.i.)Slang. (of a man) to pursue women in order to make sexual conquests (often fol. by around).

    Category: Status (usage)

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tom, tomcat(noun)

    male cat


  1. tomcat(Noun)

    A tom, a male cat.

  2. tomcat(Verb)

    To prowl for sexual gratification.

  3. Origin: From a story by an anonymous author published in 1760 called The Life and Adventures of a Cat in which the male cat, then known as a ram cat, was called Tom. (Reference: Desmond Morris, Catwatching.)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tomcat(noun)

    a male cat, especially when full grown or of large size

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a male cat.

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