any/every Tom, Dick, and Harry

Definition of any/every Tom, Dick, and Harry


  1. :  any person :  anyone We don't just hand out jobs to every Tom, Dick, and Harry who walks in here.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  being each individual or part of a group without exception

    :  being each in a series or succession

    :  being all taken severally

tomplay Tom
  1. :  the male of various animals: such as

    :  tomcat

    :  a male turkey

dickplay Dick
  1. :  penis

    :  a mean, stupid, or annoying man

    :  detective

harryplay Harry
  1. :  to make a pillaging or destructive raid on :  assault

    :  to force to move along by harassing

    :  to torment by or as if by constant attack

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holding stubbornly to a belief or view

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