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An Uncle Tom.
The male of various animals, especially a male cat or turkey.
[Tom, nickname for Thomas.]
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]
Austral and NZ a temporary supporting post
[from a specialized use of tom1]
1. the male of various animals, as the turkey.
2. a tomcat.
[1755–65; generic use of Tom, male given name]
n., v. Tommed, Tom•ming. Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. n.
1. Uncle Tom.v.i.
2. (often l.c.) to act like an Uncle Tom.
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|Noun||1.||Tom - (ethnic slur) offensive and derogatory name for a Black man who is abjectly servile and deferential to Whites|
ethnic slur - a slur on someone's race or language
|2.||tom - male cat |
gib - a castrated tomcat
|3.||tom - male turkey|
tom[ˈtɒm] n → matou m
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 this → nicht jeder kann sich (dat) → so was leisten
n (= cat) → Kater m
n → der Däumling
n → (Blau)meise f
n → Tamtam nt