- to toot gently or repeatedly on a flute or the like.
- to move or proceed in a leisurely way.
- the sound made by tooting on a flute or the like.
Origin of tootle
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Examples from the Web for tootle
Naturally I got to make 'em talk and tootle a bit to show 'em orf.The War in the Air
Herbert George Wells
"Music, if there's any one to tootle for the ladies," said Roger.Ethel Morton and the Christmas Ship
Mabell S. C. Smith
"You know I can't get up a bit of tootle about this business," he said.Mr. Britling Sees It Through
H. G. Wells
Mrs. Tootle, the flute, is of a romantic turn of mind, doting on moonlight and warbling birds and babbling brooks.Bizarre
When a passenger of the foot hove in sight, tootle the horn trumpet to him melodiously at first.Flash-lights from the Seven Seas
William L. Stidger
- to toot or hoot softly or repeatedlythe flute tootled quietly
- a soft hoot or series of hoots
C19: from toot 1
- (intr) to go, esp by car
- a drive, esp a short pleasure trip
C19: from tootle 1, imitative of the horn of a car
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Word Origin and History for tootle
1820, frequentative of toot.
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