tom

Definitions

Food

  • Boiled or simmered in water

Slang

  • noun jewellery. A piece of underworld rhyming slang, from tomfoolery.
  • noun a prostitute. In police jargon and in the slang of the underworld and prison this has been a standard term since the 1940s. It derives from a 19th-century use of the nickname Tom to denote a masculine, assertive or aggressive streetwalker.
  • verb to work as a prostitute. A fairly rare extension of the noun sense.
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