tommy-gun

verb tom·my-gun \ ˈtä-mē-ˌgən \

Definition of tommy-gun

transitive verb
: to shoot with a tommy gun

First Known Use of tommy-gun

1942


tommy gun

noun

Definition of tommy gun

Origin and Etymology of tommy gun

by shortening & alteration


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