[toom]Scot. and North England
- empty; vacant.
- to empty or drain (a vessel), especially by drinking the contents.
Origin of toom
before 900; Middle English tome (adj.), Old English tōm; cognate with Old Norse tōmr
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Examples from the Web for toom
They may have given the hint of a toom larder by serving a dish of spurs on the board.The Balladists
Why, there be scores of these lay-beds that be toom as old Duns bacca-box on Friday night.Dracula
Indeed, the Scots called him the "toom tabard," or empty herald's coat—a name not unsuited to such a king of vain show.Cameos from English History, from Rollo to Edward II
Charlotte Mary Yonge
Wha kens,” continued the precentor, “but that the next time this kirk is opened will be to preach it toom?The Little Minister
J. M. Barrie
I know that ye have sad hours, when the Comforter is hid under a vail, and when ye inquire for Him, and find but a toom nest.Letters of Samuel Rutherford