AskDefine | Define tomcat

Dictionary Definition

tomcat n : male cat [syn: tom]

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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.)


  1. A tom, a male cat.


See under tom.

Extensive Definition

Tomcat may refer to:
  • A male cat, known as a tom or tomcat
  • F-14 Tomcat, a military jet fighter in service with the United States Navy from 1974 to 2006.
  • Apache Tomcat, a web container that functions as a web server supporting servlets and JSPs
  • Tomcats (movie), a 2001 comedy film
  • The Beretta Tomcat, a small .32 caliber pistol
  • TomKat, a portmanteau for celebrity couple Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes
  • VMO-6 - an inactive USMC observation squadron nicknamed the Tomcats
tomcat in Arabic: توم كات
tomcat in German: Tomcat
tomcat in French: Tomcat
tomcat in Japanese: トムキャット
tomcat in Hungarian: Tomcat
tomcat in Chinese: Tomcat

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Cheshire cat, Chinchilla cat, Maltese cat, alley cat, billy, billy goat, blue cat, boar, bubbly-jock, buck, bull, bullock, calico cat, cat, chanticleer, cock, cockerel, dog, drake, entire, entire horse, feline, gander, gib, gib-cat, gobbler, grimalkin, hart, he-goat, house cat, kit, kitling, kitten, kitty, kitty-cat, mouser, peacock, puss, pussy, pussycat, ram, rooster, silver cat, stag, stallion, steer, stot, stud, studhorse, tabby, tabby cat, tiger cat, tom, tom turkey, top cow, top horse, tortoise-shell cat, tup, turkey gobbler, turkey-cock, wether
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