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.

Origin of tootle

First recorded in 1810–20; toot1 + -le

Related forms

too·tler, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for tootler (1 of 2)

tootle

1
/ (ˈtuːtəl) /

verb

to toot or hoot softly or repeatedlythe flute tootled quietly

noun

a soft hoot or series of hoots

Derived Forms

tootler, noun

Word Origin for tootle

C19: from toot 1

British Dictionary definitions for tootler (2 of 2)

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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