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Tom and Jerry

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a hot drink made of rum and water or milk, beaten eggs, spices, and sugar.

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Origin of Tom and Jerry

First recorded in 1820–30; named after the principal characters in Life in London (1821) by Pierce Egan (died 1849), English writer
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