There are 2 definitions of tom in English:

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noun

  • 1The male of various animals, especially a domestic cat.
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    • While hens usually travel together, toms roam either in separate flocks or alone.
    • The kittens would follow the tom around and when we trapped the last one of them he cried at our door for two days.
    • I donate financially, and have purchased two rescued cats (one adult tom, and one kitten) from you.
  • 2British informal A female prostitute.
    [ early 20th century: from criminals' slang]

verb (toms, tomming, tommed)

[no object] informal Back to top  
  • 1 (be tomming) British Work as a prostitute: Roscoe is tomming around now
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    • I took off my headphones and listened as he asked, ‘Are you tomming tonight?’
  • 2US (Of a black person) behave in an excessively obedient or servile way: it was insulting to hold out my hand and have a clerk bang the money down—I’d tommed again

Origin

late Middle English (denoting an ordinary man, surviving in tomfool, tomboy, and the phrase Tom, Dick, and Harry): abbreviation of the given name Thomas. sense 1 of the noun dates from the mid 18th century.

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There are 2 definitions of tom in English:

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Pronunciation: /tɒm
 
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noun

(usually toms) • informal
  • short for tomato.
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    • There's only one thing that will revive the toms, courgettes, rocket, spinach and fennel - pelletised chicken manure.
    • Liquidise ripe toms with red onion, cucumber, red pepper, extra virgin olive oil, sherry or balsamic vinegar and chill to let the flavours develop.
    • A topping of onion marmalade, reasonable toms and fresh, herby ricotta couldn't rescue it.

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