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tummy

[tuhm-ee]
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noun, plural tum·mies. Informal.
  1. stomach: The baby had a pain in his tummy.

Origin of tummy

First recorded in 1865–70; nursery alteration of stomach
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Examples from the Web for tummy

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Historical Examples

  • But, with him howling about this awful pain in his tummy, what else could I do?

  • 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

tummy

noun plural -mies
  1. an informal or childish word for stomach
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Word Origin and History for tummy

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper