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[too t-see] /ˈtʊt si/
noun, Slang.
a sweetheart; darling.
a prostitute.
Origin of tootsie1
1900-05; of uncertain origin


[too t-see] /ˈtʊt si/
noun, Slang.
1. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Consequently 1886 saw the Minima and tootsie added to the list, and some jealous competitions ensued.

  • tootsie, staring at the phonograph, began seriously to consider.

    Skippy Bedelle Owen Johnson
  • tootsie stood stock still and listened with a pumping heart.

    Skippy Bedelle Owen Johnson
  • "I should have offered a dollar and no more," said tootsie to herself.

    Skippy Bedelle Owen Johnson
  • tootsie searched her sister's bedroom and then called Skippy into consultation.

    Skippy Bedelle Owen Johnson
  • "All right, I guess I can wait if you can," said tootsie, settling down.

    Skippy Bedelle Owen Johnson
  • "Now tootsie," said Mr. Bedelle, elevating a cautionary finger.

    Skippy Bedelle Owen Johnson
  • tootsie Wootsie struggles madly to keep her dressing-gown round her.

  • Fierce rustle of excitement (heard in gallery) as they catch sight of tootsie kneeling by Roaring Pete.

Slang definitions & phrases for tootsie

toot one's own horn

verb phrase

To praise and flatter oneself; advertise one's virtues; boast: I am not ashamed of the text, but of being thought to ''toot my own horn''

[entry form 1940+, blow 1859+, trumpet 1854+; the phrase sound the trumpet of mine own merits is found by 1576]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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