- (of a horn or whistle) to give forth its characteristic sound.
- to make a sound resembling that of a horn, whistle, or the like.
- to sound or blow a horn, whistle, or wind instrument.
- to cause (a horn, whistle, or wind instrument) to sound.
- to sound (notes, music, etc.) on a horn or the like.
- an act or sound of tooting.
- Slang. cocaine.
Origin of toot1
- a period or instance of drunken revelry; binge; spree.
Origin of toot2
- lavatory; toilet.
Origin of toot3
- a paper bag.
Origin of toot4
Examples from the Web for toot
Contemporary Examples of toot
“The Maras aren't the kind of people who toot their own horn,” said Giants spokesman Pat Hanlon.The Dragon Tattoo Dynasty
August 26, 2010
But in real life Harris is shy and humble, reluctant to give away details about his love life or toot his own horn in any way.Tony's Reluctant Host
June 3, 2009
Historical Examples of toot
Far be it from me to toot my horn, Mr. Atkins, or to proclaim my merits from the housetops.The Woman-Haters
Joseph C. Lincoln
He began to sit up and listen for the Toot of the Dinner Horn.Ade's Fables
Ahead, behind, to right and left, everything that could toot was busy and vociferous.Blow The Man Down
You might go so far as t' give that bellerin' ironclad a toot.'Harbor Tales Down North
For awhile the toot, toot, toot of the trumpet could be heard from down the street.Nine Little Goslings
- to give or cause to give (a short blast, hoot, or whistle)to toot a horn; to toot a blast; the train tooted
- 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
Word Origin for toot
- NZ an informal name for tutu 2
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.