Definition of Tommy in English:

Tommy

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Pronunciation: /ˈtɒmi
 
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noun (plural Tommies)

informal
1A British private soldier.
[pet form of 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]
More 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.
2A Thomson’s gazelle.

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