teetertotter

or tee·ter-tot·ter

[tee-ter-tot-er]Chiefly Northern, North Midland, and Western U.S.
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verb (used without object)
  1. to ride a seesaw.

Origin of teetertotter

gradational formation based on totter

Regional variation note

1. See seesaw.
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Historical Examples of teeter-totter

  • Saw out two boys and the teeter-totter board (B, Fig. 13), cutting out the center opening accurately.

    Educational Toys

    Louis C. Petersen