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 Her Jackson is a tyrant with cold, inquisitive eyes, her skin dotted with age spots, her tummy thickened with padding. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, "Elisabeth Moss Channels a Strange and Brilliant Shirley Jackson in the Crackling Shirley," 3 June 2020 That said, like most of us, according to Dogtime, dogs who eat too much watermelon may get an upset tummy and no one wants that. Melissa Locker, Southern Living, "Can Dogs Eat Watermelon?," 3 Apr. 2020 Remember mom’s remedy for all your childhood tummy aches? Leah Groth, Health.com, "7 Ways to Get Rid of Diarrhea Fast, According to Doctors," 1 Nov. 2019 Just reading about it is enough to inspire a tummy ache for some. Scottie Andrew, CNN, "Pinky pull ups, mayo eating and other weird feats in the new Guinness World Records book," 8 Sep. 2019 This reminds me of the celebrities who give birth to twins and 90 days later are back in their size 2 jeans, tummy tucks intact, with personal trainers and chefs. Annie Lane, oregonlive, "Dear Annie: It doesn’t always take money to stay in shape," 16 Apr. 2020 As for-private hospitals continue to schedule lucrative tummy tucks and other non-essential services, the VA has swiftly canceled elective procedures in order to free up staff and resources for emergency care. Jasper Craven, The New Republic, "Trump’s War on VA Workers Is Exposing Them to the Coronavirus," 15 Apr. 2020 Within the plastic surgery context, elective surgery includes tummy tucks, breast augmentations, and other non-medical surgical procedures. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Elective Plastic Surgery Procedures Put on Hold in New York Hospitals Due to Coronavirus," 18 Mar. 2020 The sticky sap may irritate tummies, so keep this plant away from curious pets who like to nibble on houseplants. Arricca Elin Sansone, Country Living, "How to Care for a Ficus Tree," 6 Feb. 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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The first known use of tummy was in 1867

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17 Jun 2020

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“Tummy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tummy. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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How to pronounce tummy (audio)

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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