tum·​my | \ ˈtə-mē How to pronounce tummy (audio) \
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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In fact, experts say a tummy tuck may be the only way to get rid of loose, sagging skin. Erin Nicole Celletti And Macaela Mackenzie, Allure, "Considering a Tummy Tuck? Here's What to Expect From Abdominoplasty," 7 Mar. 2019 Diarrhea and tummy aches strike within six to 24 hours and last anywhere from one day (most common) to two weeks. David J. Neal, miamiherald, "Why did 32,000 pounds of food get recalled? There might be diarrhea-causing toxins | Miami Herald," 29 Apr. 2018 Sudden food switches can be tough on dogs’ tummies. Marygrace Taylor, Good Housekeeping, "6 Things Your Dog's Poop Can Tell You About Its Health," 11 July 2018 And in just a few days, my tummy was flatter, my face less swollen. Lori Berger, Redbook, "Love, Kardashian Style," 12 Apr. 2011 Yet, a tummy tuck alone can take three to four hours. Jolene Edgar, Allure, "Life in Plastic: A Complete Guide to the "Mommy Makeover"," 16 July 2018 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

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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 How to pronounce tummy (audio) \
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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