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tot1

[tot] /tɒt/
noun
1.
a small child.
2.
Chiefly British. a small portion of a beverage, especially a dram of liquor.
3.
a small quantity of anything.
Origin
1680-1690
1680-90; perhaps short for totterer

tot2

[tot] /tɒt/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), totted, totting.
1.
to add; total (often followed by up).
noun
2.
a total.
3.
the act of adding.
4.
British Informal. a column of numbers to be added.
Origin
1745-55; < Latin: so much, so many
Related forms
untotted, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for tots

tot1

/tɒt/
noun
1.
a young child; toddler
2.
(mainly Brit) a small amount of anything
3.
a small measure of spirits
Word Origin
C18: perhaps short for totterer; see totter

tot2

/tɒt/
verb tots, totting, totted
1.
(usually foll by up) (mainly Brit) to total; add
Word Origin
C17: shortened from total or from Latin totum all
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Word Origin and History for tots

tot

n.

"little child," 1725, Scottish, of uncertain origin, perhaps a shortened form of totter, or related to Old Norse tottr, nickname of a dwarf (cf. Swedish tutte "little child," Danish tommel-tot "little child," in which the first element means "thumb").

v.

"to reckon up," 1760, from tot (n.), first recorded 1680s, short for total.

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Related Abbreviations for tots

TOT

  1. time of travel
  2. time over target
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