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toot

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[ 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.
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Origin of toot

1
First recorded in 1500–10; akin to Low German, German tuten, Dutch toeten, Swedish tuta in the same sense; imitative of the sound; 1975–80 for def. 7

OTHER WORDS FROM toot

tooter, noun

Other definitions for toot (2 of 4)

toot2
[ toot ]
/ tut /

noun Slang.
a period or instance of drunken revelry; binge; spree: Those idiots went on a toot last night and spent the night in the slammer.

Origin of toot

2
First recorded in 1670–80; origin uncertain

Other definitions for toot (3 of 4)

toot3
[ toot ]
/ tʊt /

noun Australian Informal.

Origin of toot

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

Other definitions for toot (4 of 4)

toot4
[ toot ]
/ tʊt /

noun Chiefly Pennsylvania German.
a paper bag.
a paper cone used as a container.

Origin of toot

4
From Pennsylvania Dutch dutt; compare German Tüte, from 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)

toot1
/ (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 forms of toot

tooter, noun

Word Origin for toot

C16: from Middle Low German tuten, of imitative origin

British Dictionary definitions for toot (2 of 2)

toot2
/ (tuːt) /

noun
NZ an informal name for tutu 2
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