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English noun: Tom

1. Tom (person) (ethnic slur) offensive and derogatory name for a Black man who is abjectly servile and deferential to Whites

SynonymsUncle Tom

Broader (hypernym)Black, Black person, blackamoor, Negro, Negroid

Domain usagedepreciation, derogation, disparagement, ethnic slur

2. tom (animal) male cat


Broader (hypernym)domestic cat, Felis catus, Felis domesticus, house cat

Narrower (hyponym)gib

3. tom (animal) male turkey

Synonymsgobbler, tom turkey, turkey cock

Broader (hypernym)Meleagris gallopavo, turkey

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