tummy
noun (plural tummies) Etymology: baby-talk alteration of stomach Date: 1867 stomach 1c

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  • tummy — (n.) 1867, infantile for STOMACH (Cf. stomach). Tummy ache is attested from 1926 …   Etymology dictionary

  • tummy — [n] stomach abdomen, belly, below the belt*, breadbasket*, gut, insides, paunch, pot*, solar plexus, spare tire*; concepts 393,420 …   New thesaurus

  • tummy — ► NOUN (pl. tummies) informal ▪ a person s stomach or abdomen. ORIGIN a child s pronunciation of STOMACH(Cf. ↑stomach) …   English terms dictionary

  • tummy — [tum′ē] n. pl. tummies [orig. a child s term] Informal the stomach or abdomen …   English World dictionary

  • tummy — noun (informal) 1 part of the body where food is digested ADJECTIVE ▪ empty, full ▪ upset TUMMY + VERB ▪ rumble ▪ ache …   Collocations dictionary

  • tummy — [[t]tʌ̱mi[/t]] tummies 1) N COUNT Your tummy is the part of the front of your body below your waist. Tummy is often used by children or by adults talking to children. Your baby s tummy should feel warm, but not hot. Syn: stomach 2) N COUNT You… …   English dictionary

  • tummy — tum|my [ˈtʌmi] n plural tummies [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: stomach] ↑stomach used especially by or to children ▪ He was up all night with tummy ache . tummy bug/upset BrE (=an illness of the stomach that makes you vomit) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tummy — noun (C) a word for stomach, used especially by or to children: Touch your head and pat your tummy. | tummy bug/upset (=an illness of the stomach that makes you feel sick) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • tummy — UK [ˈtʌmɪ] / US noun [countable] Word forms tummy : singular tummy plural tummies informal your stomach. This word is used mainly by children or when speaking to children …   English dictionary

  • tummy — /tum ee/, n., pl. tummies. Informal. stomach: The baby had a pain in his tummy. [1865 70; nursery alter. of STOMACH] * * * …   Universalium

  • tummy — n. (pl. ies) colloq. the stomach. Phrases and idioms: tummy button the navel. Etymology: childish pronunc. of STOMACH …   Useful english dictionary

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