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[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 of tot2
1745-1755
1745-55; < Latin: so much, so many
Related forms
untotted, adjective
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  • I therefore amuse myself by going through my daily record, to tot up the gross returns.

    Lines in Pleasant Places William Senior
  • The enemy's artillery was active, and the list of casualties began to tot up.

    Now It Can Be Told Philip Gibbs
  • Destiny is the grandiose title we give to the grand total of a long column of accidents when we stop to tot up the figures.

    The Cup of Fury Rupert Hughes
  • We want a statistician like this to tot up the German indemnity.

  • Weigh the pro and the con: tot up the sum of possible suffering and certain misery.

    Three Plays by Brieux Eugne Brieux
  • It must tot up to quite a decent sum in the course of a year, not to mention pew rent!

  • Every night before going to bed I tot up on my fingers the amount of the bequest I feel I ought to receive.

    Molly Bawn Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
British Dictionary definitions for tot up

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 up

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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Related Abbreviations for tot up

TOT

1.
time of travel
2.
time over target
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