Tom, Dick, and Harry

noun
Tom, Dick, and Har·​ry | \ ˌtäm-ˌdik-ən(d)-ˈher-ē How to pronounce Tom, Dick, and Harry (audio) , -ˈha-rē \
plural Toms, Dicks, and Harrys

Definition of Tom, Dick, and Harry

often disparaging
: the common man : anyone often used with everyhelps every Tom, Dick, and Harry in need

First Known Use of Tom, Dick, and Harry

1805, in the meaning defined above

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“Tom, Dick, and Harry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tom%2C%20Dick%2C%20and%20Harry. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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