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tot1

[tot] /tɒt/
noun
1.
a small child.
2.
Chiefly British. a small portion of a beverage, especially a dram of liquor.
3.
a small quantity of anything.
Origin of tot1
1680-1690
1680-90; perhaps short for totterer

tot2

[tot] /tɒt/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), totted, totting.
1.
to add; total (often followed by up).
noun
2.
a total.
3.
the act of adding.
4.
British Informal. a column of numbers to be added.
Origin
1745-55; < Latin: so much, so many
Related forms
untotted, adjective

tot.

1.
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  • It was while we were still living in New York, and Sue was a tot of five.

  • But so it is,—tot genera hominum,—so many kinds of whist-players are there!

    Barrington Charles James Lever
  • Then, for a few moments, there was silence, while Dot and tot stared at the hairy old man and he stared at them.

    Dot and Tot of Merryland L. Frank Baum
  • I drank a very little—the first and last "tot" I took during the battle.

    Attack Edward G. D. Liveing
  • A tot of four will stand spellbound before the fat dolphin of a park fountain, calling in beatific ecstasy, "Hay agua!"

    Heroic Spain Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
  • This tot was marching to the verse rhythm, just as he would have marched to music.

  • It depicts the exact situation a marrying girl has to face; and, even while she's a tot in the nursery, it reminds her to plan.

    The Crow's Nest Clarence Day, Jr.
  • Go and tell Deep Sea and fetch the brickies, and get they on tot.

    Life in a Railway Factory Alfred Williams
British Dictionary definitions for tot

tot1

/tɒt/
noun
1.
a young child; toddler
2.
(mainly Brit) a small amount of anything
3.
a small measure of spirits
Word Origin
C18: perhaps short for totterer; see totter

tot2

/tɒt/
verb tots, totting, totted
1.
(usually foll by up) (mainly Brit) to total; add
Word Origin
C17: shortened from total or from Latin totum all
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Word Origin and History for tot
n.

"little child," 1725, Scottish, of uncertain origin, perhaps a shortened form of totter, or related to Old Norse tottr, nickname of a dwarf (cf. Swedish tutte "little child," Danish tommel-tot "little child," in which the first element means "thumb").

v.

"to reckon up," 1760, from tot (n.), first recorded 1680s, short for total.

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Slang definitions & phrases for tot

totally

modifier

Completely; unquestionably: totally his fault/ totally awesome

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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Related Abbreviations for tot

TOT

1.
time of travel
2.
time over target

tot.

total
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