• synonyms


  1. Jean,1894–1967, U.S. writer.
Show More


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

Origin of toom

before 900; Middle English tome (adj.), Old English tōm; cognate with Old Norse tōmr
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for toomer

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.