Definition of Tom Sawyer from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Tom Sawyer

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the main character in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876), a novel by Mark Twain which is especially popular with children. Tom is a lively and clever boy who lives with his Aunt Polly in St Petersburg, Missouri. He has an exciting life and many adventures on the Mississippi River with his friends Huckleberry Finn and Becky Thatcher.