Oxford Index Search Results

You are looking at 1-20 of 20 items for:

Tommy Atkins x clear all

Refine by type

Refine by product

 

Tommy Atkins

Overview page. Subjects: Military History.

The prototypical British soldier,

probably originating in a War Office publication of 1815 showing how the Soldier's Book for the cavalry should be filled up, giving Pte Thomas...

See overview in Oxford Index

Tommy Atkins

Overview page. Subjects: Military History.

The prototypical British soldier,

probably originating in a War Office publication of 1815 showing how the Soldier's Book for the cavalry should be filled up, giving Pte Thomas...

See overview in Oxford Index

Tommy Atkins

Overview page.

A name for the typical private soldier in the British army; deriving from the casual use of Thomas Atkins in the specimen forms given in official regulations from 1815 onwards; although...

See overview in Oxford Index

Atkins, Tommy

Edited by John Ayto and Ian Crofton.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 82 words.

The once-common name of the archetypal British private soldier, often shortened to Tommy (plural Tommies). The name comes from the

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

Atkins, Tommy

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 5 words.

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

Tommy (Atkins)

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 4 words.

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

Atkins, Tommy

Richard Holmes.

in The Oxford Companion to Military History

January 2001; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 205 words.

probably originating in a War Office publication of 1815 showing how the Soldier's Book for the cavalry should be filled

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

Tommy Atkins

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 55 words.

a name for the typical private soldier in the British army; deriving from the casual use of Thomas Atkins in the specimen forms given in official regulations from ...

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

Atkins, Thomas [Tommy] (d. 1794), soldier and epitomist of the British infantryman

Philip Carter.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Social and Cultural History. 966 words.

Atkins, Thomas [Tommy] (d. 1794), soldier and epitomist of the British infantryman, remains an obscure figure but is thought, according to the most reliable accounts, to have been a private...

Go to Oxford Dictionary of National Biography »  home page

Tommy Atkins n.

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 982 words.

1 a generic for a typical private soldier in the British army.

1857 H. Tytler in Sattin Memoirs of Harriet

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

Tommy noun

Edited by John Ayto and John Simpson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang

January 2008; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 28 words.

Brit, dated A British private soldier. 1884–. [Short for Tommy Atkins, familiar form of Thomas Atkins, a

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

scupper v. (orig. milit.)

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 214 words.

1 to kill.

1885 Pall Mall Gazette 2 Apr. 3/2: The fierce warriors who ‘scupper’ Tommy Atkins within the lines

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

Soldiers of the Queen: Reading Newspaper Fiction of the South African War (1899–1902)

Elizabeth Rawlinson-Mills.

in Journal of Victorian Culture

July 2018; p ublished online June 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Arts and Humanities; History; Literature; Digital Humanities; Visual Culture. 12309 words.

Abstract

This article considers the status of ‘Tommy Atkins’ in popular and literary culture at the end of the nineteenth century. Drawing material from the...

Go to Oxford Journals »  home page

Dickerson, Carroll

Bob Zieff.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz; Contemporary Music. 541 words.

(b 1895; d Chicago, Oct 1957). American violinist and bandleader. He led bands, predominantly in Chicago, from 1920 until the 1940s. Among the musicians who worked for him in Chicago...

Go to Oxford Music Online »  home page

Developing a Systems Approach for Sternochetus mangiferae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in South Africa

J. de Graaf.

in Journal of Economic Entomology

October 2010; p ublished online September 2014 .

Journal Article. 0 words.

Sternochetus mangiferae (F.) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) is a quarantine pest of mango, Mangifera indica L., in South Africa. The aim of the study was to test cultural and...

Go to Oxford Journals »  abstract

Host Status of Commercial Mango Cultivars to Thaumatotibia leucotreta (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) in South Africa

in Journal of Economic Entomology

December 2012; p ublished online September 2014 .

Journal Article. 6452 words.

The objective of this study was to determine the host status of commercially cultivated mango fruit, Mangifera indica L. (Anacardiaceae) to Thaumatotibia leucotreta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera:...

Go to Oxford Journals »  abstract

Robinson, LaVaughn

Germaine Ingram.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1359 words.

dancer and educator, was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, one of fourteen children of David Robinson, a construction worker, and Katherine Griffin, a homemaker. Robinson's...

Go to Oxford African American Studies Center »  home page

Dance

Katrina Hazzard-Donald.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century

January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 5387 words.

With its origins in the dances of traditional West African and central West African village communities, and having survived through two and a half centuries of human enslavement in...

Go to Oxford African American Studies Center »  home page

Armstrong, Louis (1901 - 1971), Trumpeter, Cornetist, Jazz Musician, Jazz Singer

Frank Tirro.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 2510 words.

jazz trumpeter and singer, known universally as “Satchmo” and later as “Pops,” was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the son of William Armstrong, a boiler stoker in a turpentine plant,...

Go to Oxford African American Studies Center »  home page

Children's and Young Adult Literature

Dianne Johnson-Feelings.

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 6416 words.

The American Library Association makes formal distinctions between children's literature and young adult literature as distinct categories, although they overlap. Literature for children...

Go to Oxford African American Studies Center »  home page

Art.12 CRPD Equal Recognition before the Law

Lucy Series and Anna Nilsson.

in The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

November 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Law. 44 pages. 25856 words.

This chapter examines Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Article 12 of the CRPD is concerned with how legal systems enable and...

Go to Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law »  abstract