"in addition, in excess," late O.E., stressed variant of O.E. prep. to
"in the direction of, furthermore" (see to
). The spelling with -oo
is first recorded 1590. Use after a verb, for emphasis (e.g. did, too!
) is attested from 1914. Ger. zu
unites the senses of Eng. to
. Slang too-too
"excessive in social elegance" first recorded 1881. Too much
"excellent" first recorded 1937 in jazz slang.