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Tummy   /tˈəmi/   Listen

Slang for a paunch.  Synonyms: bay window, corporation, pot, potbelly.
An enlarged and muscular saclike organ of the alimentary canal; the principal organ of digestion.  Synonyms: breadbasket, stomach, tum.

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"Tummy" Quotes from Famous Books

... toiled in those glorious days! Clothing dripping with sweat, arms aching, filled with briers, fingers raw and bleeding, backs broken with the weight of heavy bundles, Haskins and his man toiled on. Tummy drove the harvester, while his father and a hired man bound on the machine. In this way they cut ten acres every day, and almost every night after supper, when the hand went to bed, Haskins returned to the field shocking the bound grain in the light of the moon. Many a ...
— Main-Travelled Roads • Hamlin Garland

... thinkin' moughty serious 'bout breakfas' 'long to'ahds 'leben o'clock. Dat li'l tummy o' yourn 'll be ...
— Beverly of Graustark • George Barr McCutcheon

... explained with a smile, "the tummy of the Little Brass God IS supposed to contain the last will and testament of Simon ...
— Boy Scouts in Northern Wilds • Archibald Lee Fletcher

... She just holds her chin up and looks out at all that display of openwork dressmaking and cut glass exhibit without so much as battin' an eyelash. She was takin' it all in, too, from the bargain hats in the fam'ly circle, to the diamond tummy warmers in the parterre, but you'd never guessed that she'd just escaped from a Dago back district where they have one mail a week. If I hadn't seen her chumming with a hold-up gang that couldn't have bought fifteen cent lodgings ...
— Shorty McCabe • Sewell Ford

... an indiarubber dog which emitted a mournful whistling noise through a hole in its tummy. It was really intended for the use of the very young in their baths—to enable them to squirt a jet of water into the nurse's eye; but it worried Binks badly. The harder he bit, the harder it whistled. It seemed impossible to kill the damn thing. . ...
— Mufti • H. C. (Herman Cyril) McNeile

... what can I do? They are all ze same. Good-bye, Monsieur le docteur. You scare me stiff. But I like you. Nest time I 'ave ze tummy-ache ...
— The Dark House • I. A. R. Wylie

... twenty-five cents per poncho- or blanket-load. We now know a little better the meaning of the term buzzard. On the thick layer we have made our beds, some of the fellows' together, but Bann's and mine separately, for I have warned him that I am a restless sleeper. On my tummy on my sleeping bag I ...
— At Plattsburg • Allen French

... yourself, which would you rather do, be able to collect honey and put it in a suitable receptacle, or be able to let yourself down from the top floor to the basement by a silken rope produced out of your tummy, and then climb up it again when you want to go upstairs, just winding up the rope inside you? I think you will agree that the spider has it. It is hard enough, goodness knows, to wind up an ordinary ball of string so that it will go into the string-box properly. What one would do if ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 159, August 11, 1920 • Various

... out yet," Weary observed after a sympathetic silence. "You oughtn't to have put Patsy on the fight till everybody was filled up, Slim. Happy's liable to go to bed with an empty tummy, if yuh don't ride out and warn him to approach ...
— The Happy Family • Bertha Muzzy Bower

... If you can eat and talk at the same time, you may tell me what this frantic industry is all about. If you can't, I'll have to wait till after dinner; not even my curiosity is going to punish my poor tummy any longer." She pulled a pan of biscuits from the oven, lifted them out one at a time with dainty little nabs because they were hot, and stole a glance now and then at Ward ...
— The Ranch at the Wolverine • B. M. Bower

Words linked to "Tummy" :   epigastric fossa, gastric artery, rumen, patois, paunch, second stomach, digestive tract, fourth stomach, belly, slang, tum, pit of the stomach, crop, breadbasket, tummy tuck, alimentary canal, gastroomental vein, pot, vena gastroomentalis, internal organ, GI tract, psalterium, viscus, vernacular, gastrointestinal tract, gastroepiploic vein, gastric vein, lingo, bay window, argot, cant, craw, abomasum, vena gastrica, tummy crunch, alimentary tract, digestive tube, first stomach, third stomach, arteria gastrica, reticulum, jargon, omasum

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