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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.]
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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]
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tom•my

(ˈtɒm i)

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

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

tommy

:
Tommy gun
tommyrot
n (dated inf)dummes Zeug, Mumpitz m (dated)
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Attempting to become one of the 'Tommies' in the trenches of the Somme battlefield, she lived there for 10 days under shellfire until she was arrested and incarcerated by the British authorities.