tommy


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tom·my

also Tom·my (tŏm′ē)
n. pl. tom·mies also Tom·mies Chiefly British
A British soldier.

[Short for Tommy Atkins, from Thomas Atkins, a name often used on sample forms.]

tommy

(ˈtɒmɪ)
n, pl -mies
(often capital) informal Brit a private in the British Army. Also called: Tommy Atkins
[C19: originally Thomas Atkins, a name representing a typical private in specimen forms; compare tom1]

tom•my

(ˈtɒm i)

n., pl. -mies. Brit.
(sometimes cap.) a British soldier.
[1880–85; short for Tommy Atkins]
Translations

Tommy

[ˈtɒmɪ]
A. N
1. (familiar form) of Thomas
2. (Brit) (Mil) (also tommy) → soldado m raso inglés
B. CPD Tommy gun Npistola f ametralladora, ametralladora f, metralleta f

Tommy

n dim of Thomas (Brit Mil sl) → Tommy m (sl)

tommy

:
Tommy gun
tommyrot
n (dated inf)dummes Zeug, Mumpitz m (dated)
References in classic literature ?
You gave him a cool nod, and just now you bowed and smiled in the politest way to Tommy Chamberlain, whose father keeps a grocery store.
Tommy Finnegan was a little Irishman, with big staring eyes and a wild aspect, a "hoister" by trade, and badly cracked.
It was Tommy Drake and Fanny Marsh that furnished the sugar - nice children, the nicest at the post, I think.
Little Tommy Barnes was asleep now, and when they waked him up he was scared, and cried, and said he wanted to go home to his ma, and didn't want to be a robber any more.
There was another boy, one Tommy Traddles, who I dreaded would make game of it, and pretend to be dreadfully frightened of me.
Now, for a change, I am going to make a story about two disagreeable people, called Tommy Brock and Mr.
another might reply;" and the governor and old Tommy Hutchinson into the hottest of it
Munny, I tould 'ike to do into de barn to Tommy, to see de whittawd.
I hear she went to the Opera on Monday night, and told Tommy Rufford at supper that, as far as she could see, London Society was entirely made up of dowdies and dandies.
and when he was dead they cut open his body, and set Tommy free.
The nurse-girl who sent Jenny to see what Tommy and Totty were doing and "tell 'em they mustn't" knew infantile nature.
As Tarzan and the girl came into full view of the group, a British Tommy leveled his rifle at the ape-man.