- 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
Historical Examples of 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
Word Origin for toots
- 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
Word Origin for toot
- NZ an informal name for tutu 2
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.