Tommy Atkins

Tommy Atkins
1. any private of the British army.
2. one of the rank and file of any organization or group.

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  • Tommy Atkins — Tom my At kins, prop. n. Any white regular soldier of the British army; also, such soldiers collectively; said to be fictitious name inserted in the models given to soldiers to guide them in filling out account blanks, etc. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tommy Atkins — Tommy Atkins, volkstümliche Bezeichnung für den engl. gemeinen Soldaten …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • tommy atkins — ˈatkə̇nz noun (plural tommy atkins) Usage: usually capitalized T&A Etymology: from Thomas Atkins, fictitious name used as model in official blank forms for private soldiers : a white soldier of the British Army; collectively : such soldiers * * * …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Tommy Atkins — Tommy war bis in die Zeit nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg eine auch im deutschen Sprachraum weit verbreitete Bezeichnung für einen britischen Soldaten. Laut Peter Wende, emeritierter Professor für Neuere Geschichte an der Johann Wolfgang Goethe… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Tommy Atkins — /tɒmi ˈætkənz/ (say tomee atkuhnz) noun 1. any private of the British Army. 2. the rank and file collectively. {a familiar name for the typical British soldier, arising out of the use of the name Thomas Atkins in specimen forms given in official… …  

  • Tommy Atkins — noun Date: 1883 Tommy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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