[ tom-ee ]
/ ˈtɒm i /


a male given name, form of Thomas.
Also Tom·mie, Tom·mye. a female given name, form of Thomasina. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for tommie


/ (ˈtɒmɪ) /

noun plural -mies

(often capital) British informal a private in the British ArmyAlso called: Tommy Atkins (ˈætkɪnz)

Word Origin for tommy

C19: originally Thomas Atkins, a name representing a typical private in specimen forms; compare tom 1

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Word Origin and History for tommie


"British soldier," 1884, from Thomas Atkins, since 1815 the sample name for filling in army forms. Tommy gun (1929) is short for Thompson gun (see Thompson). Soon extended to other types of sub-machine gun, especially those favored by the mob.

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