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[tuhm-ee] /ˈtʌm i/
noun, plural tummies. Informal.
The baby had a pain in his tummy.
Origin of tummy
First recorded in 1865-70; nursery alteration of stomach Unabridged
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  • But, with him howling about this awful pain in his tummy, what else could I do?

    The House of Torchy Sewell Ford
  • There is nothing like starting the day with something in your tummy.

    The Comings of Cousin Ann Emma Speed Sampson
  • I do hope he took the pennies I gave him to some place where he could fill his little "tummy."

    Diplomatic Days Edith O'Shaughnessy
  • But they hauled him off to the hospital last night with a bad pain in his tummy.

    Ghost Beyond the Gate Mildred A. Wirt
  • But his hearer did not want philosophy; he wanted his tummy rubbed.

    Men, Women and Guns H. C. (Herman Cyril) McNeile
British Dictionary definitions for tummy


noun (pl) -mies
an informal or childish word for stomach
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for tummy

1867, infantile for stomach. Tummy-ache is attested from 1874.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for tummy



The stomach: eliminating the protruding tummy

[1869+; fr a childish pronunciation of stomach]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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