- an affectionate or familiar term of address; honey; baby (sometimes offensive when used to strangers, casual acquaintances, subordinates, etc., especially by a male to a female).
Origin of toots
- (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
- a period or instance of drunken revelry; binge; spree.
Origin of toot2
- lavatory; toilet.
Origin of toot3
- a paper bag.
Origin of toot4
Examples from the Web for toots
Faint shouts rose in the zero night, toots and sharp whistles.The Harbor
"It's of no consequence," I stammered, making a Toots of myself.The Blunders of a Bashful Man
Metta Victoria Fuller Victor
There was a flash of red, a cloud of dust, three other toots of agony, and the thing was gone.Americans All
Toots begged to ride a race, but he was a little shaver, and uncle was afraid.
Toots could ride some of them that would allow nobody else to mount them.
- informal, mainly US darling; sweetheart
- 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
- NZ an informal name for tutu 2
Word Origin and History for toots
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.