chiefly Scotland
: empty

Example Sentences

the little shop in Edinburgh now stood toom

Word History

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/toom. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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