tommy

[ tom-ee ]
/ ˈtɒm i /
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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.

Origin of tommy

First recorded in 1775–85; by shortening

Definition for tommy (2 of 4)

Tommy

[ tom-ee ]
/ ˈtɒm i /

noun

a male given name, form of Thomas.
Also Tom·mie, Tom·mye. a female given name, form of Thomasina.

Definition for tommy (3 of 4)

Hitchcock

[ hich-kok ]
/ ˈhɪtʃ kɒk /

noun

Sir Alfred (Joseph),1899–1980, U.S. film and television director and producer, born in England.
Thomas, Jr.Tommy, 1900–44, U.S. polo player.

Definition for tommy (4 of 4)

Tune

[ toon, tyoon ]
/ tun, tyun /

noun

Thomas JamesTommy, born 1939, U.S. dancer, choreographer, actor, singer, and director.
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British Dictionary definitions for tommy (1 of 3)

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

British Dictionary definitions for tommy (2 of 3)

Hitchcock

/ (ˈhɪtʃˌkɒk) /

noun

Sir Alfred (Joseph). 1899–1980, English film director, noted for his mastery in creating suspense. His films include The Thirty-Nine Steps (1935), Rebecca (1940), Psycho (1960), and The Birds (1963)

British Dictionary definitions for tommy (3 of 3)

tune

/ (tjuːn) /

noun

verb

Word Origin for tune

C14: variant of tone
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Idioms and Phrases with tommy

tune


In addition to the idioms beginning with tune

  • tune in
  • tune out
  • tune up

also see:

  • call the tune
  • carry a tune
  • change one's tune
  • dance to another tune
  • in tune
  • to the tune of
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