- a sweetheart; darling.
- a prostitute.
Origin of tootsie1
First recorded in 1900–05; of uncertain origin
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Examples from the Web for tootsie
I was on the set of Tootsie many years ago and there were 225 people shooting a scene with two people talking to each other.Legendary Documentarian Frederick Wiseman Shows Us How Berkeley Works
November 10, 2013
"I don't want her to play with us," said Tootsie, and he half turned his back.The Children of Wilton Chase
Mrs. L. T. Meade
"Perhaps you know, too, who stole my phonograph," said Tootsie angrily.
Tootsie searched her sister's bedroom and then called Skippy into consultation.
Tootsie, staring at the phonograph, began seriously to consider.
Tootsie stood stock still and listened with a pumping heart.