Associations to the word «Tom»


TOM, noun. The male of the domesticated cat.
TOM, noun. The male of the turkey.
TOM, noun. The male of certain other animals.
TOM, noun. (British) (slang) A prostitute.
TOM, noun. (music) A type of drum.
TOM, noun. (obsolete) The jack of trumps in the card game gleek.
TOM, noun. (British) (greengrocers' slang) A tomato (the fruit).
TOM, noun. (Cockney rhyming slang) jewellery
TOM, verb. (intransitive) (derogatory) (of a black person) To act in an obsequiously servile manner toward white authority.
TOM, verb. (nautical) To dig out a hole below the hatch cover of a bulker and fill it with cargo or weights to aid stability.
TOM, proper noun. A diminutive of the   male given name Thomas, also used as a formal male given name.
TOM, proper noun. A nickname for the common man. [since 1377]
TOM, proper noun. A large, deep-toned bell, or a particularly notable example of one. [since 17th century]
TOM AND JERRY, noun. A cocktail composed of eggnog, brandy, rum and an egg.
TOM AND JERRYISM, noun. (dated) roistering; noisy drunken behaviour
TOM BOY, noun. Alternative form of tomboy
TOM BOYS, noun. Plural of tom boy
TOM CAT, noun. Alternative form of tomcat
TOM CATS, noun. Plural of tom cat
TOM COLLINS, noun. A cocktail containing gin, lemon juice, sugar and a splash of soda.
TOM COLLINSES, noun. Plural of Tom Collins
TOM JONES, noun. (rare) A desirable man of loose morals, prone to having sex with many women.
TOM JONESES, noun. Plural of Tom Jones
TOM O' BEDLAM, noun. (historical) A wandering mendicant discharged as incurable from Bethlehem Hospital, England.
TOM O' BEDLAM, noun. (archaic) Any wandering mendicant, either mad or pretending to be so.
TOM O' BEDLAM, noun. (archaic) A madman; a bedlamite.
TOM SAWYER, proper noun. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, a popular 1876 novel by Mark Twain about a young boy growing up in the Antebellum South on the Mississippi River.
TOM SAWYER, verb. To convince someone to volunteer, especially to do something which one should do oneself.
TOM SAWYERED, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of Tom Sawyer
TOM SAWYERESQUE, adjective. Resembling or characteristic of the fictional character Tom Sawyer.
TOM SAWYERING, verb. Present participle of Tom Sawyer
TOM SAWYERS, verb. Present tense of Tom Sawyer
TOM SWIFTIE, noun. Alternative form of Tom Swifty
TOM SWIFTIES, noun. Plural of Tom Swifty
TOM SWIFTIES, noun. Plural of Tom Swiftie
TOM SWIFTY, noun. A humorous phrase in which a supposed quotation is linked by a pun to the manner in which it is attributed, such as: "We just struck oil!" Tom gushed.
TOM THUMB, proper noun. A fairy-tale character who is the size of a person's thumb and is the protagonist and hero of the fairy tale The History of Tom Thumb.
TOM THUMB GOLF, noun. (dated) miniature golf
TOM TIT, noun. (Cockney rhyming slang) a shit
TOM TOM, noun. A particular brand of GPS system.
TOM TOM, noun. (Through trademark erosion) any similar device.
TOM YAM, noun. A Thai soup flavoured with fish sauce, lemongrass, lime juice, and chillies
TOM YAMS, noun. Plural of tom yam
TOM YUM, noun. Alternative form of tom yam

Dictionary definition

TOM, noun. (ethnic slur) offensive and derogatory name for a Black man who is abjectly servile and deferential to Whites.
TOM, noun. Male cat.
TOM, noun. Male turkey.

Wise words

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