1The male of various animals, especially a turkey or 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.
verb(Tom) (toms, Tomming, Tommed) [no object] informal derogatory Back to top
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.