Tom and Jerry

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for tom and jerry

Historical Examples of tom and jerry

  • To say that it is a slouch hat, or a felt hat, or a Tom-and-Jerry hat, conveys no idea of the hat in question.

    Travelling Sketches.

    Anthony Trollope