verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- toonerville trolley,
- toorak tractor,
- toot one's own horn,
- toot sweet,
- tooth and nail,
- tooth ax
Origin of toot1
Origin of toot2
noun Australian Informal.
Origin of toot3
noun Chiefly Pennsylvania German Area.
Origin of toot4
Examples from the Web for toot
“The Maras aren't the kind of people who toot their own horn,” said Giants spokesman Pat Hanlon.
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.
The time had been when Toot had been my self-appointed slave.Painted Windows|Elia W. Peattie
The engine gave a toot, and the train moved off, all hands singing the "Star Spangled Banner."The Battleship Boys in Foreign Service|Frank Gee Patchin
Turkey seemed to be a hulking clod and Toot was wizened and shrill-voiced and sharp.The Incendiary|W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy
You might go so far as t' give that bellerin' ironclad a toot.'Harbor Tales Down North|Norman Duncan
You know the number so come along Sammy and make it toot sweet.The Real Dope|Ring Lardner
Word Origin for toot
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.