tummy

[ tuhm-ee ]
/ ˈtʌm i /

noun, plural tum·mies. Informal.

stomach: The baby had a pain in his tummy.

Nearby words

  1. tumescence,
  2. tumescent,
  3. tumid,
  4. tumidly,
  5. tummler,
  6. tummy tuck,
  7. tumor,
  8. tumor angiogenic factor,
  9. tumor antigen,
  10. tumor burden

Origin of tummy

First recorded in 1865–70; nursery alteration of stomach

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British Dictionary definitions for tummy

tummy

/ (ˈtʌmɪ) /

noun plural -mies

an informal or childish word for stomach
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Word Origin and History for tummy

tummy

n.

1867, infantile for stomach. Tummy-ache is attested from 1874.

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