Definition of Tommy in English:

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Tommy

Pronunciation: /ˈtämē/
(also tommy)

noun (plural Tommies)

informal
A British private soldier.
Nickname for the given name Thomas; from a use of the name Thomas Atkins in specimens of completed official forms in the British army during the 19th century
Example sentences
  • The Tommies, the British soldiers, they would sing to the melody of ‘Auld Lang Syne.’
  • Thousands of British Tommies passed through on their way from or to the frontline.
  • The time is ripe over here for a revival of the song the British Tommies liked to sing on the way to the trenches.

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Syllabification: Tom·my

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