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.
Recent Examples on the Web Then take out a tape measure and -- without sucking in your tummy, please -- wrap it around your waist at the top of your hipbone (which is typically across the belly button). Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 22 Apr. 2021 That's because research is showing that a protruding tummy may be a sign of what is called visceral adipose tissue, or VAT -- a dangerous form of fat that wraps itself around organs deep inside your body. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 22 Apr. 2021 Chair squats: Stand in front of a chair, with feet shoulder-width apart and your tummy pulled in. Beth Wood, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Apr. 2021 Plain, fat-free yogurt popped in the freezer has less lactose to upset your dog's tummy. Jennifer Nelson, Southern Living, 12 Mar. 2021 LeanBean boasts a list of all natural ingredients to burn fat and tone your tummy, thighs, and butt. Norcal Marketing, Chron, 4 Feb. 2021 Designed for yoga, the tights have minimalist seams and a wide, high-rise waistband that pulls the tummy in. Courtney Thompson, CNN Underscored, 30 Nov. 2020 This was the ideal ballast of bread, vegetables and protein needed to wrap up the night and guarantee a calm tummy the next day. Paul Stephen, ExpressNews.com, 27 Oct. 2020 Some of our favorite styles to look for are high-waist skinny jeans that highlight your waist, flatten your tummy, and accentuate your curves. Kami Phillips, CNN Underscored, 16 Oct. 2020

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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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13 May 2021

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“Tummy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tummy. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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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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