Tommy

noun
Tom·​my | \ ˈtä-mē How to pronounce Tommy (audio) \
plural Tommies

Definition of Tommy

: a British soldier

First Known Use of Tommy

1884, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Tommy

Thomas Atkins, name used as model in official army forms

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The first known use of Tommy was in 1884

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“Tommy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tommy. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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