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tootle

[toot-l]
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verb (used without object), too·tled, too·tling.
  1. to toot gently or repeatedly on a flute or the like.
  2. to move or proceed in a leisurely way.
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noun
  1. the sound made by tooting on a flute or the like.
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Origin of tootle

First recorded in 1810–20; toot1 + -le
Related formstoo·tler, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for tootler

tootle1

verb
  1. to toot or hoot softly or repeatedlythe flute tootled quietly
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noun
  1. a soft hoot or series of hoots
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Derived Formstootler, noun

Word Origin

C19: from toot 1

tootle2

verb
  1. (intr) to go, esp by car
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noun
  1. a drive, esp a short pleasure trip
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Word Origin

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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