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Tom

 (tŏm)
n. Offensive
An Uncle Tom.

tom 1

 (tŏm)
n.
The male of various animals, especially a male cat or turkey.

[Tom, nickname for Thomas.]

tom 2

 (tŏm)
n.

tom

(tɒm)
n
(Zoology)
a. the male of various animals, esp the cat
b. (as modifier): a tom turkey.
c. (in combination): a tomcat.
[C16: special use of the shortened form of Thomas, applied to any male, often implying a common or ordinary type of person, etc]

tom

(tɒm)
n
Austral and NZ a temporary supporting post
[from a specialized use of tom1]

tom

(tɒm)

n.
1. the male of various animals, as the turkey.
2. a tomcat.
[1755–65; generic use of Tom, male given name]

Tom

(tɒm)

n., v. Tommed, Tom•ming. Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. n. v.i.
2. (often l.c.) to act like an Uncle Tom.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tom - (ethnic slur) offensive and derogatory name for a Black man who is abjectly servile and deferential to WhitesTom - (ethnic slur) offensive and derogatory name for a Black man who is abjectly servile and deferential to Whites
derogation, disparagement, depreciation - a communication that belittles somebody or something
ethnic slur - a slur on someone's race or language
Black person, blackamoor, Negro, Negroid, Black - a person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa)
2.tom - male cattom - male cat        
domestic cat, Felis catus, Felis domesticus, house cat - any domesticated member of the genus Felis
gib - a castrated tomcat
3.tom - male turkeytom - male turkey        
Meleagris gallopavo, turkey - large gallinaceous bird with fan-shaped tail; widely domesticated for food
Translations
kocour
hankat
koiraskolli
högni
kocur
cotoimascul
hane

Tom

[tɒm]
A. N (familiar form) of Thomas any Tom, Dick or Harryun fulano cualquiera
B. CPD Tom Thumb NPulgarcito

tom

[tɒm] N (also tom cat) → gato m (macho)

tom

[ˈtɒm] nmatou m

Tom

n dim of Thomas any Tom, Dick or Harry (inf)jeder x-Beliebige; you don’t have to invite every Tom, Dick and Harry (inf)du brauchst ja nicht gerade Hinz und Kunz einzuladen (inf); it’s not every Tom, Dick and Harry who can afford thisnicht jeder kann sich (dat)so was leisten

tom

n (= cat)Kater m

tom

:
Tom Thumb
nder Däumling
tomtit
n(Blau)meise f
tom-tom
nTamtam nt

Tom

[tɒm] n any Tom, Dick or Harrychiunque, il primo venuto

tom

[tɒm] n (fam) → micio
References in classic literature ?
'"Good-morning ma'am," said Tom Smart, closing the door of the little parlour as the widow entered.
'"Who is that gentleman in the bar, ma'am?" inquired Tom.
Tom shook her off, and stopped again, saying in a peremptory tone, "Now, Maggie, you just listen.
Tom was to arrive early in the afternoon, and there was another fluttering heart besides Maggie's when it was late enough for the sound of the gig-wheels to be expected; for if Mrs.
IT was very remarkable that a young gentleman who had been brought up under one continuous system of unnatural restraint, should be a hypocrite; but it was certainly the case with Tom. It was very strange that a young gentleman who had never been left to his own guidance for five consecutive minutes, should be incapable at last of governing himself; but so it was with Tom.
James Harthouse smiled; and rising from his end of the sofa, and lounging with his back against the chimney-piece, so that he stood before the empty fire-grate as he smoked, in front of Tom and looking down at him, observed:
"Well, you, know we fellows are so busy, we have n't much time to enjoy ourselves," answered Tom.
Then they both burst out laughing, and Polly, fully understanding the joke, joined them, saying, "Here are some peanuts, Tom; do enjoy yourself while you can."
bean't 'ee on ma head, mother?" replied Job, slowly extricating one hand from a pocket, and feeling for the article in question; which he found on his head sure enough, and left there, to his mother's horror and Tom's great delight.
Chambers was strong beyond his years, and a good fighter; strong because he was coarsely fed and hard worked about the house, and a good fighter because Tom furnished him plenty of practice-- on white boys whom he hated and was afraid of.
"What's the matter, Tom? What is it?" asked Ned Newton, attracted by the strange manner of his chum at the telephone.
THE harder Tom tried to fasten his mind on his book, the more his ideas wandered.