Definitions

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

  • n. A male cat.
  • intransitive v. Slang To be sexually active with more than one partner. Used of men.

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  • n. A tom, a male cat.
  • v. To prowl for sexual gratification.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A male cat, especially when full grown or of large size.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A male cat, especially a full-grown male cat.

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

  • n. male cat

Etymologies

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From a story by an anonymous author published in 1760 called The Life and Adventures of a Cat in which the male cat, then known as a ram cat, was called Tom. (Reference: Desmond Morris, Catwatching.)

Examples

  • The tomcat was his usual, unapproachable self, lashing his tail as if to silence her any time Layne attempted to address a comment to him.

    Leftover Love

  • I used this command to create the keystore keytool - genkey - alias tomcat - keyalg RSA - keystore/etc/tomcat6/keystore and answered the prompts

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  • I am looking for the simple recipe for an aspect of the genus felis domestica, in particular that of the male of the species, commonly known as the 'tomcat'.

    So much tidier than bloodshed

  • Must I log in as user 'tomcat' anytime I build an application so that the owner of the WAR file will be tomcat and thus the tomcat service will have access to the WAR file?

    LinuxQuestions.org

  • I found on another forum this command: kill -9 ` ps - aef | grep 'tomcat' | grep - v grep | awk '{print $2}' `

    LinuxQuestions.org

  • Anyway, Little Johnny loved clomping up and down the stairs in those boots, and kicked our tomcat a time or two with them, even though Big John hollered at him not to.

    Tomcat

  • My first thought was that it was a tomcat outside my window, until I realized it was coming from inside the apartment.

    Miles to Go

  • He was the son of Chachamaru the cat and some tomcat she met.

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  • Why is it that every time I see a red tomcat I think of Tiki?

    Chillin` Kitty | My[confined]Space

  • Sure, a tomcat has to prowl, but I swear there's more out than in around these parts.

    The Mondays: Sometimes the Muse Is In the Bushes

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