Tom and Jerry

Tom and Jer·​ry | \ ˌtäm-ən(d)-ˈjer-ē How to pronounce Tom and Jerry (audio) \

Definition of Tom and Jerry

: a hot drink that is a combination of a toddy and an eggnog

First Known Use of Tom and Jerry

1845, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Tom and Jerry

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

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“Tom and Jerry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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