Tom and Jerry

noun

Tom and Jer·​ry ˌtäm-ən(d)-ˈjer-ē How to pronounce Tom and Jerry (audio)
: a hot drink that is a combination of a toddy and an eggnog

Word History

Etymology

Corinthian Tom & Jerry Hawthorne, characters in Life in London (1821) by Pierce Egan †1849 English sportswriter

First Known Use

1845, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Tom and Jerry was in 1845

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“Tom and Jerry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tom%20and%20Jerry. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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