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Meaning of TOM

Pronunciation:  tâm, tâm

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  male turkey
  2. [n]  male cat
  3. [n]  contemptuous name for a Black man who is abjectly servile and deferential to Whites
 

TOM is a 3 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: gobbler, tom turkey, tomcat, turkey cock, Uncle Tom
 
 See Also: Black, black person, blackamoor, comb, domestic cat, Felis catus, Felis domesticus, gib, house cat, Meleagris gallopavo, Negro, Negroid, turkey

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Tom\, n.
    1. A familiar contraction of {Thomas}, a proper name of a
       man.
    
    2. The male of certain animals; -- often used adjectively or
       in composition; as, tom turkey, tomcat, etc.
    
    
  2. \Tom\, n.
    The knave of trumps at gleek. [Obs.]
    
    
 

 

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