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toots

[toots]
noun Slang.
an affectionate or familiar term of address; honey; baby (sometimes offensive when used to strangers, casual acquaintances, subordinates, etc., especially by a male to a female).

Origin:
1940–45; toot(sie) + -s4

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toot

1 [toot]
verb (used without object)
1.
(of a horn or whistle) to give forth its characteristic sound.
2.
to make a sound resembling that of a horn, whistle, or the like.
3.
to sound or blow a horn, whistle, or wind instrument.
verb (used with object)
4.
to cause (a horn, whistle, or wind instrument) to sound.
5.
to sound (notes, music, etc.) on a horn or the like.
noun
6.
an act or sound of tooting.
7.
Slang. cocaine.

Origin:
1500–10; akin to Low German, German tuten, Dutch toeten, Swedish tuta in same sense; orig. imitative

tooter, noun

toot

2 [toot]
noun Informal.
a period or instance of drunken revelry; binge; spree.

Origin:
1670–80; origin uncertain

toot

3 [toot]
noun Australian Informal.
lavatory; toilet.

Origin:
1945–50; perhaps jocular alteration of toilet

toot

4 [toot]
noun Chiefly Pennsylvania German Area.
a paper bag.

Origin:
< Pennsylvania German dutt; compare German Tüte < Low German tüte something horn-shaped, paper rolled into the shape of a horn (cf. toot1)

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toot1 (tuːt)
 
vb
1.  to give or cause to give (a short blast, hoot, or whistle): to toot a horn; to toot a blast; the train tooted
 
n
2.  the sound made by or as if by a horn, whistle, etc
3.  slang any drug for snorting, esp cocaine
4.  slang (US), (Canadian) a drinking spree
5.  slang (Austral) a lavatory
 
[C16: from Middle Low German tuten, of imitative origin]
 
'tooter1
 
n

toot2 (tuːt)
 
n
(NZ) an informal name for tutu

toots or tootsy (tʊts)
 
n , pl tootses, tootsies
informal chiefly (US) darling; sweetheart
 
[C20: perhaps related to earlier dialect toot worthless person, of obscure origin]
 
tootsy or tootsy
 
n
 
[C20: perhaps related to earlier dialect toot worthless person, of obscure origin]

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Word Origin & History

toot
1510, ult. imitative, also found in M.L.G. and Low Ger. tuten "blow a horn." The noun is recorded from 1641. Meaning "cocaine" is attested by 1977. Tooting as a strong affirmative (e.g. you're damned tootin') is attested from 1932, Amer.Eng. Toots as a slang familiar form of address to a woman or girl
is recorded from 1936, Amer.Eng. Toot sweet "right away, promptly," 1917, Amer.Eng., represents U.S. soldiers' mangled adaptation of Fr. toute de suite.
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toot definition


  1. n.
    a binge; a drinking spree. : Harry's on a toot again.
  2. tv. & in.
    to drink copiously. : She could toot booze from dusk to dawn.
  3. n.
    an emotional jagof some kind. : She's on a toot about how nobody loves her anymore.
  4. n.
    a line or dose of cocaine; cocaine. : These tootheads get sort of frantic when they can't get a toot.
  5. tv. & in.
    to snorta portion of cocaine. : She tooted a couple of lines and came back.
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