- (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
Examples from the Web for tooter
Historical Examples of tooter
He engaged Mr. Tooter to be there with his fife, and Mr. Noggin with his drum.
You've got the tooter's room; he has his schoolroom next door.Denis Dent
Ernest W. Hornung
Then I heard a long-drawn sigh of relief, as Tooter drew himself a foaming stein-ful of the Dortmunder beer.
I guess it's bad enough for Uncle Tooter to leave me to-morrow, without a threat of fisticuffs.
Mr. Tooter and Mr. Noggin, with Mr. Chrome, who had a new flag, walked out upon the parade-ground.
- 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.