- a sweetheart; darling.
- a prostitute.
Origin of tootsie1
First recorded in 1900–05; of uncertain origin
- a foot.
Origin of tootsy
1850–55; apparently expressive variant of footsy
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Examples from the Web for tootsies
It is hard on me, I know, but fifteen minutes more of Patsy and I shall be counting my tootsies and prattling nursery rhymes.To Him That Hath
- a child's word for toe
Word Origin and History for tootsies
also tootsie, 1854, baby-talk substitution for foot. Candy bar Tootsie Roll patent claims use from 1908.
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