Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Informal The human stomach or belly.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. stomach
  • n. (slang) A protruding belly; a paunch.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as tum.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. slang for a paunch
  • n. an enlarged and muscular saclike organ of the alimentary canal; the principal organ of digestion

Etymologies

Baby-talk alteration of stomach.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Shortened form of stomach, via archaic colloquialism stommy. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I made some mac and cheese to hold me over, but my poor tummy has been empty since this morning. * pats tummy* There there, food comin!

    terrarose Diary Entry

  • Obviously, the tummy tuck blogger finds (or steals) tummy references for his blog and cuts and pastes in tummy tuck and liposuction surgery every time the word tummy is mentioned.

    Why I Love the Internet

  • My 3 year old son was in the shower with me the other day and he poked my stomach and said “Mommy your tummy is all jiggly, why is your tummy all jiggly???”.

    Minding One’s Peens and Q’s | Her Bad Mother

  • Dr Erin Symonds is studying what she calls "tummy taste buds" that suppress appetite and show potential for drug therapy.

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

  • I look at it and think of your tummy – not that I think your tummy is jelly like and almost transparent in colour mind!

    skateboard

  • He needs lots of loves and it's really a bummer that what would comfort him the most, his mom's tummy, is off the menu.

    subir - French Word-A-Day

  • June 5, 2008 3: 14 AM lol! my personal favorites be: my tummy is paining me o please don't rubish me o nice blog!

    Which Grammatical blunder is this?

  • And my adorable house cat, Mister Whiskers, has gone off to barf up a hair ball on the carpet, because his tummy is upset, even after eating his simple breakfast of lake trout steamed in its own skin.

    Make the Rich Pay!

  • Amazing, how five minutes after his big brothers left his tummy is well enough to be bouncing around the bedroom playing ninja.

    Gabriella Hewitt » 2008 » February

  • My tummy is grumbling and this looks flat out amazing.

    Marfa and a plate of stacked enchiladas | Homesick Texan

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  • No way is the skin outside the body! The skin is a part of the body!

    May 19, 2008

  • Not exactly, because the exterior surface of the skin is the outside boundary of the body.

    May 19, 2008

  • The Skin is considered an organ, and it is outside the body :)

    May 18, 2008

  • Weirdnet's fourth definition: as opposed to outside?

    May 18, 2008

  • Yuck. I prefer stomach or chest or anything you can find in a thesaurus.

    May 18, 2008