Tommy

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Tommy

  1. A diminutive of the male given name Thomas.
  2. (more rare than the male given name) A diminutive of the female given name Thomasina.

Noun[edit]

Tommy (plural Tommies)

  1. (colloquial) Tommy Atkins; a typical private in the British army; a British soldier.
    • 1892, Rudyard Kipling, "Tommy"
      Then it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Tommy, 'ow's yer soul?"
      But it's "Thin red line of 'eroes" when the drums begin to roll
    • 1929, D. H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley's Lover, Chapter 15:
      And every night now he played pontoon, that game of the Tommies, with Mrs Bolton, gambling with sixpences.
    • 1974, GB Edwards, The Book of Ebenezer Le Page, New York 2007, p. 129:
      He liked the Germans better than he did the French; but for all that, if he went down the back streets of a night, it was with three or four British Tommies, in case the Jerries weren't as friendly as they made out.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Tommy.

Proper noun[edit]

Tommy

  1. A male given name.

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Tommy. First recorded as a given name in Norway around 1870.

Proper noun[edit]

Tommy

  1. A male given name.

References[edit]

  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, ISBN 82-521-4483-7
  • [1] Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 9 285 males with the given name Tommy living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with the frequency peak in the 1970s. Accessed on 19 May, 2011.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Tommy. First recorded as a given name in Sweden in 1886.

Proper noun[edit]

Tommy

  1. A male given name.

References[edit]

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, ISBN 91-21-10937-0
  • [2] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, ISBN 9119551622: 42 964 males with the given name Tommy living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, with the frequency peak in the 1950s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.