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toot

1
[ toot ]
/ tut /
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verb (used without object)

verb (used with object)

to cause (a horn, whistle, or wind instrument) to sound.
to sound (notes, music, etc.) on a horn or the like.

noun

an act or sound of tooting.
Slang. cocaine.

RELATED WORDS

honk, blow, proclaim, whistle, shout, spree, trumpet, declare

Nearby words

toonerville trolley, toonie, toorak tractor, toorie, tooshie, toot, toot one's own horn, toot sweet, tooth, tooth and nail, tooth ax

Origin of toot

1
1500–10; akin to Low German, German tuten, Dutch toeten, Swedish tuta in same sense; orig. imitative
Related formstoot·er, noun

Definition for toot (2 of 4)

toot

2
[ toot ]
/ tut /

noun Informal.

a period or instance of drunken revelry; binge; spree.

Origin of toot

2
First recorded in 1670–80; origin uncertain

Definition for toot (3 of 4)

toot

3
[ too t ]
/ tʊt /

noun Australian Informal.

lavatory; toilet.

Origin of toot

3
First recorded in 1945–50; perhaps jocular alteration of toilet

Definition for toot (4 of 4)

toot

4
[ too t ]
/ tʊt /

noun Chiefly Pennsylvania German Area.

a paper bag.

Origin of toot

4
< Pennsylvania German dutt; compare German Tüte < Low German tüte something horn-shaped, paper rolled into the shape of a horn (cf. toot1)
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British Dictionary definitions for toot (1 of 2)

toot

1
/ (tuːt) /

verb

to give or cause to give (a short blast, hoot, or whistle)to toot a horn; to toot a blast; the train tooted

noun

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
Derived Formstooter, noun

Word Origin for toot

C16: from Middle Low German tuten, of imitative origin

British Dictionary definitions for toot (2 of 2)

toot

2
/ (tuːt) /

noun

NZ an informal name for tutu 2
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Word Origin and History for toot

toot


v.

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.

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