- (of a horn or whistle) to give forth its characteristic sound.
- to make a sound resembling that of a horn, whistle, or the like.
- to sound or blow a horn, whistle, or wind instrument.
- to cause (a horn, whistle, or wind instrument) to sound.
- to sound (notes, music, etc.) on a horn or the like.
- an act or sound of tooting.
- Slang. cocaine.
Origin of toot1
Examples from the Web for tooting
We orchestrated it all ourselves, called it “21 Nights from Tooting.”Sandi Thom On How To Make It As A Female Rock Star
April 9, 2014
From beyond came the tooting of motor-horns as the cars returned.Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo
E. Phillips Oppenheim
"That's all gone," said Joel, tooting around the table on his whistle.Five Little Peppers And How They Grew
And then followed a great yelling and tooting of horns and sounding of rattles.The Rover Boys Under Canvas
Arthur M. Winfield
Whistles were tooting on every side as pilots signaled to one another.The Secret Wireless
Lewis E. Theiss
It was some time after the tooting signal that the conductor put in an appearance.Ralph on the Overland Express
- to give or cause to give (a short blast, hoot, or whistle)to toot a horn; to toot a blast; the train tooted
- the sound made by or as if by a horn, whistle, etc
- slang any drug for snorting, esp cocaine
- US and Canadian slang a drinking spree
- (tʊt) Australian slang a lavatory
- NZ an informal name for tutu 2
Word Origin and History for tooting
c.1500, ultimately imitative, also found in Middle Low German and Low German tuten "blow a horn." Related: Tooted; tooting. The noun is recorded from 1640s. Meaning "cocaine" is attested by 1977. Tooting as a strong affirmative (e.g. you're damned tootin') is attested from 1932, American English. Toots as a slang familiar form of address to a woman or girl is recorded from 1936, American English.