Try Our Apps


Avoid these words. Seriously.




Word Origin

perhaps corruption of potato

Usage Note

slang, often used with 'sweet''s 21st Century Lexicon
Copyright © 2003-2014, LLC
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for patootie
Historical Examples
  • At Sixty-sixth he came sasshaying right down the car and said 'Hello, patootie!'

    Jill the Reckless P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse
Word Origin and History for patootie

"sweetheart, pretty girl," colloquial American English, 1921, perhaps a corruption of potato (c.f. sweet potato). Sweet patootie is recorded from 1919 as a generic exclamation.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Slang definitions & phrases for patootie


n,n phr

  1. One's girlfriend or boyfriend; sweetheart: Tell their patooties how pretty they are
  2. A young woman: a batch of pretty-panned patooties

[1921+; perhaps fr a play on sweet potato suggested by sweetheart and potato as used, like tomato, to mean a person]



The buttocks; fundament; ass: You hear with your patoot, curlylocks/ Talk about a horse's ptoot

[1960s+; origin unknown; perhaps fr dialect tout, ''buttocks,'' fr Middle English, pronounced toot, and altered to conform with sweet patootie by folk etymology]

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

Word of the Day

Nearby words for patootie

Word Value for patootie

Scrabble Words With Friends