Tom·​my ˈtä-mē How to pronounce Tommy (audio)
plural Tommies
: a British soldier

Word History


Thomas Atkins, name used as model in official army forms

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Tommy was in 1884

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Cite this Entry

“Tommy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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