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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 ?
Now, for a change, I am going to make a story about two disagreeable people, called Tommy Brock and Mr.
Bardell; 'I'm sure you ought to feel very much honoured at you and Tommy being the only gentlemen to escort so many ladies all the way to the Spaniards, at Hampstead.
Oo was there to send me to school, or put tommy in my 'ungry belly, or wipe my bloody nose for me, w'en I was a kiddy?
While the captain was taking all opportunities to press these and such like arguments, to remove the little foundling from Mr Allworthy's, of whose fondness for him he began to be jealous, Mrs Deborah had made a discovery, which, in its event, threatened at least to prove more fatal to poor Tommy than all the reasonings of the captain.
Tommy's mother writes me that Tommy is not coming on in arithmetic as fast as she would like.
That is the intention, governor,' replied the other, 'and unless I'm much mistaken, Tommy Codlin is a calculating at this minute what we've lost through your coming upon us.
Tommy Jones had trained him well, tying him up daily for several hours and telling off one or two black boys at a time to tease him.
Tommy Chitling hasn't won a point; and I went partners with him against the Artfull and dumb.
But whativer did you let her run away from you along wi' Tommy for, and stuff herself wi' fruit as she can't eat a bit o' good victual?
Gertrude, I wish you would speak to Tommy Trafford.
Tommy Finnegan was a little Irishman, with big staring eyes and a wild aspect, a "hoister" by trade, and badly cracked.
Well, Tommy,' said this gentleman, making a thrust at his friend, who parried it dexterously with his slipper, 'what's the news?