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Toomer

[too-mer]
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noun
  1. Jean,1894–1967, U.S. writer.
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toom

[toom]Scot. and North England
adjective
  1. empty; vacant.
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verb (used with object)
  1. to empty or drain (a vessel), especially by drinking the contents.
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Origin of toom

before 900; Middle English tome (adj.), Old English tōm; cognate with Old Norse tōmr
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Historical Examples

  • Toomer, the under-keeper, went with him to the place, accompanied by a bloodhound.

    Anecdotes of Dogs

    Edward Jesse

  • "Then he wouldn't be a rich man like that," said Mr. Toomer.

    The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman

    H. G. (Herbert George) Wells

  • Mrs. Toomer's got influenza again—luckily, so of course we shall be just twelve.