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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


Synonymstomcat


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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