We orchestrated it all ourselves, called it “21 Nights from tooting.”
"Well, then I'll have to take one at a time," decided Betty, tooting the horn experimentally.
"That's all gone," said Joel, tooting around the table on his whistle.
There was a tooting of whistles, a clanging and ringing of bells, and the boat slowly moved away from the dock.
And then followed a great yelling and tooting of horns and sounding of rattles.
He kept on pushing with the pole until Bert, with a laugh, made the tooting sound as Flossie had done.
Whistles were tooting on every side as pilots signaled to one another.
Mr. tooting had likewise been a sojourner in the domain of the Duke of Putnam.
From beyond came the tooting of motor-horns as the cars returned.
On and on rattled the stage, the boys singing and tooting their horns to pass the time.
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.
[the drinking sense is probably fr the image of someone tooting on a drinking horn, that is, holding a glass up as if it were a horn one were blowing; toot or tout, ''drink deeply, quaff,'' are attested fr the 1600s; narcotics sense probably related to honker, ''horn, nose,'' as something to be tooted]