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[too t-see] /ˈtʊt si/
noun, Slang.
a sweetheart; darling.
a prostitute.
Origin of tootsie1
First recorded in 1900-05; of uncertain origin


[too t-see] /ˈtʊt si/
noun, Slang.
1. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • "I don't want her to play with us," said tootsie, and he half turned his back.

    The Children of Wilton Chase Mrs. L. T. Meade
  • "Now tootsie," said Mr. Bedelle, elevating a cautionary finger.

    Skippy Bedelle Owen Johnson
  • tootsie, staring at the phonograph, began seriously to consider.

    Skippy Bedelle Owen Johnson
  • "Perhaps you know, too, who stole my phonograph," said tootsie angrily.

    Skippy Bedelle Owen Johnson
  • tootsie searched her sister's bedroom and then called Skippy into consultation.

    Skippy Bedelle Owen Johnson
  • "I should have offered a dollar and no more," said tootsie to herself.

    Skippy Bedelle Owen Johnson
  • tootsie stood stock still and listened with a pumping heart.

    Skippy Bedelle Owen Johnson
  • "All right, I guess I can wait if you can," said tootsie, settling down.

    Skippy Bedelle Owen Johnson
  • "You'll get the licking of your life," said tootsie, looking at him steadily.

    Skippy Bedelle Owen Johnson
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A foot •A nursery use: Pull up a chair and warm your tootsies (1854+)

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