tootsie

1
[too t-see]
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Origin of tootsie

1
First recorded in 1900–05; of uncertain origin

tootsy

[too t-see]
noun, plural toot·sies. Slang.
  1. a foot.

Origin of tootsy

1850–55; apparently expressive variant of footsy

tootsie

2
[too t-see]
noun Slang.
  1. tootsy.
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Historical Examples of 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

    Ralph Connor


British Dictionary definitions for tootsies

tootsy

tootsie

noun plural -sies
  1. a child's word for toe
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Word Origin and History for tootsies

tootsy

n.

also tootsie, 1854, baby-talk substitution for foot. Candy bar Tootsie Roll patent claims use from 1908.

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