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Dictionary Definition

Tom

Noun

1 contemptuous name for a Black man who is abjectly servile and deferential to Whites [syn: Uncle Tom]
2 male cat [syn: tomcat]
3 male turkey [syn: turkey cock, gobbler, tom turkey]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Proper noun

  1. A given name, diminutive of Thomas.
  2. Used by 1377 as a type of a nickname for a common man.
  3. In the 17th century, applied as a nickname for several exceptionally large balls.

Danish

Proper noun

Tom
  1. A given name borrowed from English.

German

Proper noun

Tom
  1. A given name borrowed from English.

Norwegian

Proper noun

Tom
  1. A given name borrowed from English.

Portuguese

Proper noun

Tom
  1. A diminutive of the male given name Antônio, cognate to English Tony.

Swedish

Proper noun

Tom
  1. A given name borrowed from English.

Extensive Definition

Tom is an abbreviated version of the given name Thomas or Tomas.
Tom or TOM may also refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Bantam, Cheshire cat, Chinchilla cat, Maltese cat, alley cat, banty, barn-door fowl, barnyard fowl, biddy, billy, billy goat, blue cat, boar, broiler, brooder, broody hen, bubbly-jock, buck, bull, bullock, calico cat, capon, cat, chanticleer, chick, chickabiddy, chicken, chicky, cock, cockerel, dog, domestic fowl, drake, duck, duckling, dunghill fowl, entire, entire horse, feline, fowl, fryer, game fowl, gander, gib, gib-cat, gobbler, goose, gosling, grimalkin, guinea cock, guinea fowl, guinea hen, hart, he-goat, hen, hen turkey, house cat, kit, kitling, kitten, kitty, kitty-cat, mouser, partlet, peacock, poulard, poult, poultry, pullet, puss, pussy, pussycat, ram, roaster, rooster, setting hen, silver cat, spring chicken, stag, stallion, steer, stewing chicken, stot, stud, studhorse, tabby, tabby cat, tiger cat, tom turkey, tomcat, top cow, top horse, tortoise-shell cat, tup, turkey, turkey gobbler, turkey-cock, wether
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