tootle

[ toot-l ]
/ ˈtut l /

verb (used without object), too·tled, too·tling.

to toot gently or repeatedly on a flute or the like.
to move or proceed in a leisurely way.

noun

the sound made by tooting on a flute or the like.

Nearby words

  1. toothpick,
  2. toothsome,
  3. toothsomely,
  4. toothwort,
  5. toothy,
  6. toots,
  7. tootsie,
  8. tootsy,
  9. tootsy-wootsy,
  10. toowoomba

Origin of tootle

First recorded in 1810–20; toot1 + -le

Related formstoo·tler, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for tootler

tootle

1
/ (ˈtuːtəl) /

verb

to toot or hoot softly or repeatedlythe flute tootled quietly

noun

a soft hoot or series of hoots
Derived Formstootler, noun

Word Origin for tootle

C19: from toot 1

tootle

2
/ (ˈtuːtəl) British informal /

verb

(intr) to go, esp by car

noun

a drive, esp a short pleasure trip

Word Origin for tootle

C19: from tootle 1, imitative of the horn of a car

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Word Origin and History for tootler

tootle

v.

1820, frequentative of toot.

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