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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Breast lift, liposuction, or tummy tuck Recovery time: About a week. Katie Heaney, The Cut, "Hypothetically Speaking, Would 24 Days Be a Normal Plastic Surgery Recovery Time?," 5 June 2018 Bro’-tox, more men opt for plastic surgery Although women still accounted for 92% of plastic-surgery procedures last year, men are increasingly willing to go under the knife for breast reductions, liposuction and tummy tucks. Editors, USA TODAY, "Are we headed for a California breakup?," 13 June 2018 Pineda, 44, a California resident, died March 6, one day after Loessin performed a breast augmentation and lift, liposuction and tummy tuck on her at CG Cosmetic Surgery. Johanna A. Álvarez And Daniel Chang, miamiherald, "This is how cosmetic surgery dreams became real-life nightmares," 30 May 2018 What one woman thought was tummy trouble turned out to be something much bigger. Blake Bakkila, Health.com, "Doctors Removed a 50-Pound Cyst After This Woman Went to the ER for Stomach Pain," 29 June 2018 My tummy was entirely happy as the Raipur family’s food has been renowned through seven generations for lavish food (the old kitchens are cavernous at Monty’s fort in the village) and the vegetables are fresh from the bagh, or garden. Victoria Mather, A-LIST, "India Files: the Princely Grandeur of Rajasthan," 20 June 2018 What's more, a recent survey found that during the holidays, nearly half of all women experience heightened stress, which can dramatically contribute to new tummy aches or make existing issues worse. Janis Graham, Redbook, "Queasy? Bloated? Here's How to Cure Your Stomachache, Fast," 28 Nov. 2017 Popular procedures include tummy tucks, nose jobs and eyebrow and chin lifts. Peter Haldeman, New York Times, "The Secret Price of Pets," 4 July 2018 What Men Want The most popular plastic surgery procedures for men are liposuction, eye-lift surgery, breast reduction, tummy tucks, and face-lifts, according to 2017 statistics from ASAPS that were released earlier this year. Macaela Mackenzie, Allure, "Why More Men Are Getting Plastic Surgery Right Now," 6 June 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

: 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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