- to toot gently or repeatedly on a flute or the like.
- to move or proceed in a leisurely way.
- the sound made by tooting on a flute or the like.
Origin of tootle
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- to toot or hoot softly or repeatedlythe flute tootled quietly
- a soft hoot or series of hoots
C19: from toot 1
- (intr) to go, esp by car
- a drive, esp a short pleasure trip
C19: from tootle 1, imitative of the horn of a car
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Word Origin and History for tootler
1820, frequentative of toot.
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