tum·​my | \ ˈtə-mē \
plural tummies

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Examples of tummy in a Sentence

His mother rubbed his tummy until he fell asleep.

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Army Crawl: Arms propel the body forward while tummy drags on the floor. Karla Walsh, Woman's Day, "When Do Babies Crawl? Here's Everything You Need to Know," 28 Jan. 2019 In the cute pic, Hudson is draped in an orange robe with her very pregnant tummy front and center. Lily Rose, SELF, "Kate Hudson Shows Off Her 'Outie' Pregnancy Belly Button," 6 Sep. 2018 Keep them away from your cat: If eaten, the flower can give your cuddly pal more than an upset tummy — lilies are known to cause kidney failure, and in some cases, death. Taylor Murphy, House Beautiful, "8 Surprising Things You Didn't Know About Lilies," 14 July 2015 Know where the nearest hospital is Young kids are prone to cuts, bumps, bruises, and upset tummies; older family members might have existing medical conditions, so bring along copies of any prescriptions. David Jefferys, Condé Nast Traveler, "How to Survive a Family Vacation," 20 July 2018 Con: The waistband had washing and tummy control issues. Blake Bakkila, Good Housekeeping, "Betabrand Makes These Buzzy "Dress Pant Yoga Pants" — And We Tried Them Out for You," 15 Oct. 2018 The sweet girl also loves tummy rubs and is protective of her wildlife neighbors. Saryn Chorney, PEOPLE.com, "Superlative Pups! Check out the Cute Yearbook Photos of These School Service Dogs," 4 June 2018 Those initial cautions haven’t stopped researchers from experimenting with ways to get graphene into your home (and maybe even your tummy). Gemma Tarlach, Discover Magazine, "20 Things You Didn't Know About ... Graphene," 13 Aug. 2018 Or a giant reduction, a full tummy tuck, and a total body contour? Jolene Edgar, Allure, "Life in Plastic: A Complete Guide to the "Mommy Makeover"," 16 July 2018

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First Known Use of tummy

1867, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tummy

baby-talk alteration of stomach

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The first known use of tummy was in 1867

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English Language Learners Definition of tummy

informal : your stomach or belly


tum·​my | \ ˈtə-mē \
plural tummies

Kids Definition of tummy

1 : stomach entry 1 sense 1 an ache in the tummy
2 : stomach entry 1 sense 2 She tickled my tummy.

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