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TUMMY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does tummy mean? 

TUMMY (noun)
  The noun TUMMY has 2 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: TUMMY used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TUMMY (noun)


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Meaning:

Slang for a paunch

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

bay window; potbelly; tummy; corporation; pot

Hypernyms ("tummy" is a kind of...):

belly; paunch (a protruding abdomen)

Domain usage:

argot; cant; jargon; lingo; patois; slang; vernacular (a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves))


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Meaning:

An enlarged and muscular saclike organ of the alimentary canal; the principal organ of digestion

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

stomach; tum; breadbasket; tummy

Hypernyms ("tummy" is a kind of...):

internal organ; viscus (a main organ that is situated inside the body)

Meronyms (parts of "tummy"):

arteria gastrica; gastric artery (arteries that supplies the walls of the stomach)

gastric vein; vena gastrica (one of several veins draining the stomach walls)

gastroepiploic vein; gastroomental vein; vena gastroomentalis (one of two veins serving the great curvature of the stomach)

epigastric fossa; pit of the stomach (a slight depression in the midline just below the sternum (where a blow can affect the solar plexus))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "tummy"):

craw; crop (a pouch in many birds and some lower animals that resembles a stomach for storage and preliminary maceration of food)

first stomach; rumen (the first compartment of the stomach of a ruminant; here food is collected and returned to the mouth as cud for chewing)

reticulum; second stomach (the second compartment of the stomach of a ruminant)

omasum; psalterium; third stomach (the third compartment of the stomach of a ruminant)

abomasum; fourth stomach (the fourth compartment of the stomach of a ruminant; the one where digestion takes place)

Holonyms ("tummy" is a part of...):

alimentary canal; alimentary tract; digestive tract; digestive tube; gastrointestinal tract; GI tract (tubular passage of mucous membrane and muscle extending about 8.3 meters from mouth to anus; functions in digestion and elimination)


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