Posted by Lewis on July 25, 2005
In Reply to: slang word for Prostitute "TOM" posted by Steve E on July 14, 2005
: : Does anybody know how the slang word for Prostitute "TOM" came to be?
: Rick: FYI. See related posts re TOM and what other discussions have been held about how this is used in other ways. Archive 13, Entry: Tom Foolery, April, 2002.
I recall it is based around "Tom cat" - notoriously indiscriminate about sexual attention. another point of interest could be that jewellery in CR slang is "Tom-foolery" shortened to 'Tom' -something that can be exchanged for sexual favours. allegedly.