tummy

noun

tum·​my ˈtə-mē How to pronounce tummy (audio)
plural tummies

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Example Sentences

His mother rubbed his tummy until he fell asleep.
Recent Examples on the Web In one recent Instagram post, featuring a photo of her with one of her young daughters on the beach, Jenna commented that her children don’t care about the cellulite on her legs or her loose tummy that was once their home. Rodger Dean Duncan, Forbes, 27 June 2022 Of all the sleeping styles, sleeping on your tummy usually means courting major back pain. Sara Coughlin, SELF, 21 June 2022 High-waist leggings gave me space to curl up in a ball and never squeezed my growing tummy. Aleta Burchyski, Outside Online, 13 Sep. 2020 The wide, smooth, high-rise waistband ends where your tummy is smallest, which nixes that cinched, muffin-top feeling and keeps it from rolling down. Emily Belfiore, Health.com, 30 Mar. 2021 Pack some protein bars — like these double dark chocolate nut bars from Kind — to satisfy your tummy and load up on energy. Danielle Directo-meston, The Hollywood Reporter, 16 Mar. 2022 The couple are shown holding hands, smiling at each other as Rihanna's tummy is seen accentuated by jewelry. CNN, 31 Jan. 2022 In reality, stretch marks are genetic and no amount of organic shea butter will save your tummy from the incursion of those pesky pink rivets. Nina Jankowicz, Wired, 21 Jan. 2022 Trying to go to bed with a growling tummy can interfere with falling asleep and getting a quality night of shut-eye is vital for athletic gains. Matthew Kadey Rd, Outside Online, 2 Apr. 2021 See More

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Word History

Etymology

baby-talk alteration of stomach

First Known Use

1867, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tummy was in 1867

Dictionary Entries Near tummy

Cite this Entry

“Tummy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tummy. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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Kids Definition

tummy

noun
tum·​my ˈtə-mē How to pronounce tummy (audio)
plural tummies
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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