tootle

tootle

[toot-l]
verb (used without object), tootled, tootling.
1.
to toot gently or repeatedly on a flute or the like.
2.
to move or proceed in a leisurely way.
noun
3.
the sound made by tooting on a flute or the like.

Origin:
1810–20; toot1 + -le

tootler, noun
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tootle1 (ˈtuːtəl)
 
vb
1.  to toot or hoot softly or repeatedly: the flute tootled quietly
 
n
2.  a soft hoot or series of hoots
 
[C19: from toot1]
 
'tootler1
 
n

tootle2 (ˈtuːtəl)
 
vb
1.  (intr) to go, esp by car
 
n
2.  a drive, esp a short pleasure trip
 
[C19: from tootle1, imitative of the horn of a car]

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tootle
1820, frequentative of toot.
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