the male of various animals, as the turkey.
Other definitions for Tom (2 of 3)
(often lowercase) to act like an Uncle Tom.
Other definitions for ToM (3 of 3)
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How to use tom in a sentence
But four opponents of the project, contacted independently, each said that mischaracterizes the proposed Toms River Walmart.
Yoshiyuki was spying on the Peeping Toms while they were spying on the unsuspecting lovers.
Some of the men above were tragically called Uncle Toms, but now one of them is poised to be the most powerful man in the world.Can We Say 'Fuck Whitey' If the President Is Black? | Touré | November 5, 2008 | THE DAILY BEAST
Last night she had fed the camel and caressed it, and she had listened, half awe-struck, to the tom-toms in the distance.Six Women | Victoria Cross
A loud grunt came from one man—followed by another until the hollow walls gave back like a hundred tom-toms.The Way of an Indian | Frederic Remington
The fire died down, the tom-toms and singing in the adjoining lodges quieted gradually, and the camp slept.The Way of an Indian | Frederic Remington
He halted against the long shop-windows of Derry & Toms, and paused for several minutes.The Sign of Silence | William Le Queux
The dance itself was a monotonous jig, executed to the excruciating 108 music of various drums or tom-toms.Wanderings in Patagonia | Julius Beerbohm
British Dictionary definitions for tom (1 of 2)
the male of various animals, esp the cat
(as modifier): a tom turkey
(in combination): a tomcat
British Dictionary definitions for tom (2 of 2)
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Other Idioms and Phrases with tom
see every tom, dick, and harry; peeping tom.
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