tommy

[ tom-ee ]
/ ˈtɒm i /

noun, plural tom·mies.British.

(sometimes initial capital letter) Tommy Atkins.
Slang. bread, especially brown bread, or rations, as formerly distributed to troops and workers.

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Origin of tommy

First recorded in 1775–85; by shortening

Definition for tommy (2 of 2)

Tommy
[ tom-ee ]
/ ˈtɒm i /

noun

a male given name, form of Thomas.
Also Tommie, Tommye. a female given name, form of Thomasina.
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British Dictionary definitions for tommy

tommy
/ (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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