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tootsie1

[too t-see]
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noun Slang.
  1. a sweetheart; darling.
  2. a prostitute.
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Origin of tootsie1

First recorded in 1900–05; of uncertain origin

tootsy

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

1850–55; apparently expressive variant of footsy

tootsie2

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

  • 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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