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EtymologyEdit

From Tom + cat, popularised by The Life and Adventures of a Cat (1760), by an anonymous author, in which the male cat was called Tom.

NounEdit

tomcat (plural tomcats)

  1. A tom, a male cat.

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VerbEdit

tomcat (third-person singular simple present tomcats, present participle tomcatting, simple past and past participle tomcatted)

  1. To prowl for sexual gratification.
    • 1985, Peter Carey, Illywhacker, Faber and Faber 2003, p. 539:
      He would not go roaming the streets tom-catting like Mr Schick.

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