tootsy

tootsy

[toot-see]
noun, plural tootsies. Slang.
a foot.

Origin:
1850–55; apparently expressive variant of footsy

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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]

tootsy or tootsie (ˈtʊtsɪ)
 
n , pl -sies
a child's word for toe
 
tootsie or tootsie
 
n

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tootsy
1854, baby-talk substitution for foot. Candy bar Tootsie Roll patent claims use from 1908.
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