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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 ?
If any bagman of that day could have caught sight of the little neck-or-nothing sort of gig, with a clay- coloured body and red wheels, and the vixenish, ill tempered, fast-going bay mare, that looked like a cross between a butcher's horse and a twopenny post-office pony, he would have known at once, that this traveller could have been no other than Tom Smart, of the great house of Bilson and Slum, Cateaton Street, City.
It's a special mercy that she did this, for if she HAD been blown over, the vixenish mare was so light, and the gig was so light, and Tom Smart such a light weight into the bargain, that they must infallibly have all gone rolling over and over together, until they reached the confines of earth, or until the wind fell; and in either case the probability is, that neither the vixenish mare, nor the clay- coloured gig with the red wheels, nor Tom Smart, would ever have been fit for service again.
Tulliver stood with her arms open; Maggie jumped first on one leg and then on the other; while Tom descended from the gig, and said, with masculine reticence as to the tender emotions, "Hallo
Maggie," said Tom, confidentially, taking her into a corner, as soon as his mother was gone out to examine his box and the warm parlor had taken off the chill he had felt from the long drive, "you don't know what I've got in
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.
He could do no less than ask Tom up; and Tom could do no less than go up.
The baby Tom would claw anybody who came within reach of his nails, and pound anybody he could reach with his rattle.
Tom got all the delicacies, Chambers got mush and milk, and clabber without sugar.
It was as much as he could do now, with the help of his big stick and frequent stops, to hobble down to the canal with Master Tom, and bait his hook for him, and sit and watch his angling, telling him quaint old country stories; and when Tom had no sport, and detecting a rat some hundred yards or so off along the bank, would rush off with Toby the turnspit terrier, his other faithful companion, in bootless pursuit, he might have tumbled in and been drowned twenty times over before Benjy could have got near him.
Tom and Fanny laughed at her fancy, but she did not tire of it, for the child was lonely, and found something in that little room which the great house could not give her.
Then as Tom motioned to him to remain, he murmured: "He may have something to say to me later.
THE harder Tom tried to fasten his mind on his book, the more his ideas wandered.