tummy

[tuhm-ee]
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Origin of tummy

First recorded in 1865–70; nursery alteration of stomach
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Related Words for tummy

belly, abdomen, insides, gut, pot, paunch, breadbasket

Examples from the Web for tummy

Contemporary Examples of tummy

  • The goal came off his tummy inside the Portuguese box, an apt way to score for a very gutsy player.

  • “I made a promise to my children when they were in my tummy that there is no way I could ever, ever, ever go back,” she had said.

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    Jenna Jameson Breaks Her Vow

    Aurora Snow

    November 18, 2013

  • Turns out a tummy may be more than just an obstacle to skinny jeans: Abdominal fat speeds up cellular aging.

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    The New Science of Reverse Aging

    Danielle Friedman

    November 7, 2010

  • She gave me a small pillow and instructed me to put it between my tummy and the seatbelt.

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    You're Pregnant, Have a Drink

    Kate Tuttle

    October 6, 2010

  • In fact, I thought my tummy looked kind of cute, and my ass felt—I never thought I'd use this word—perky.

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    Does Sexercise Work?

    Meghan Pleticha

    May 26, 2010

Historical Examples of tummy

  • But, with him howling about this awful pain in his tummy, what else could I do?

  • There is nothing like starting the day with something in your tummy.

    The Comings of Cousin Ann

    Emma Speed Sampson

  • I do hope he took the pennies I gave him to some place where he could fill his little "tummy."

    Diplomatic Days

    Edith O'Shaughnessy

  • But they hauled him off to the hospital last night with a bad pain in his tummy.

    Ghost Beyond the Gate

    Mildred A. Wirt

  • But his hearer did not want philosophy; he wanted his tummy rubbed.

    Men, Women and Guns

    H. C. (Herman Cyril) McNeile


British Dictionary definitions for tummy

tummy

noun plural -mies
  1. an informal or childish word for stomach
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Word Origin and History for tummy
n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper