chiefly Scotland
: empty

Examples of toom in a Sentence

the little shop in Edinburgh now stood toom

Word History


Middle English, from Old English tōm — more at teem entry 2

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of toom was before the 12th century

Dictionary Entries Near toom

Cite this Entry

“Toom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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