Tom and Jerry

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

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

Words Nearby Tom and Jerry Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use Tom and Jerry in a sentence

  • In a few minutes a man came in with a tray and glasses and something he called Tom-and-Jerry and hoped we would like it.

    Little Pills, An Army Story | Robert Henderson McKay
  • 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
  • This was in the old Tom-and-Jerry days, when fisticuffs were the fashion.