Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Empty.
  • n. A piece of waste ground where rubbish is shot.
  • v. To empty.
  • n. Vacant time, leisure.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Empty.
  • transitive v. To empty.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Empty.
  • n. A piece of waste ground where rubbish is shot.
  • To empty.
  • n. Vacant time; leisure.

Etymologies

From Middle English toom, tom, from Old English tōm ("empty"), from Proto-Germanic *tōmaz (“free, available, empty”), from Proto-Indo-European *doma- (“to tame”), *dema- (“to build”). Cognate with Danish and Swedish tom ("empty, vacant"), Icelandic tómur ("empty"). (Wiktionary)
From Middle English toom, tome, tom, from Old Norse tōm ("vacant time, leisure"), from Proto-Germanic *tōman (“vacant time, leisure”). Related to Old Norse tōmr ("vacant, empty"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Oh ok, so thats a lie, I first thought the feet looked like grandma had spent a little toom much time outside and now her nips were turning blue, but can you blame me?

    Funny Business

  • We didn't they noticed that Obama's shirt look wringle adn the background has toom uch going on.

    White House releases portrait of first family

  • I have shown the working any criticisms are easily made the final interation is aonly a bit of fun really as the peeiod is toom long.

    Our Changing Bus

  • ‘Are ye come light-handed, ye son of a toom whistle?’ said

    Redgauntlet

  • * But that doesn't stop my belle-maman* from taking "un petit brin" * to her 'little neighbor' downstairs, a coo-toom* she took up several years ago, to add cheer to the lonely foyer of another forgotten heart.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • I bought it at the big toom in Frankfurt, I think, but I had new-mommy brain, so I might be remembering incorrectly.

    Ants!!!!

  • Alas – ai did nawt see teh wun at teh toom ov Hatshepsut.

    BUKKIT SERCH PARTY - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • Spent 10 hours organizing my home office and cleaning the dining toom for thanksgiving with my organizer friend I hired - while my husband ate at a great restaurant, played music at the biggest most fabulous club in SF and then went to the hardest to get in afterhours with full on VIP treatment, all of which is technically his job.

    fix-o-dent

  • Was hanging around with another crowd but they're annoying me lol and at least there's a few familiar names here although you were over there toom chucklez.

    You Can't Drink Just Six

  • Bai fur a whyle… mebbe Ai com bak tomo… toom .. dai affer todai.

    Busted! - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

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