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Definitions of tom

  1. The male of certain animals; often used adjectively or in composition; as, tom turkey, tomcat, etc. dictgcide_fs
  2. tom, n. a dim. of Thomas--used generically for man in 'tomfool,' &c.: a male, esp. a male cat: (prov.) a close-stool.--ns. TOM'-AND-JER'RY, a drink of hot rum and eggs, spiced and sweetened; TOM'-TROT, a toffee made with treacle, sugar, and butter.--TOM, DICK, AND HARRY, any persons taken at random.--LONG TOM, a long gun, as distinguished from a carronade, a gun carried amidships on a swivel-carriage. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  3. male turkey Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. The knave of trumps at gleek. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The male of certain animals; - often used adjectively or in composition; as, tom turkey, tomcat, etc. Webster Dictionary DB

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  1. Well, I'm glad we fell in with you, cried Tom and so is my brother Jack- if not for your sake, on account of his old shipmates, Murray and Adair. – The Three Commanders by W.H.G. Kingston
  2. However, it is Tom we- all can thank for that new railroad. – Polly in New York by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
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