- a foot.
Origin of tootsy
1850–55; apparently expressive variant of footsy
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Examples from the Web for tootsy
Then she replied, calling him sugar plum and tootsy wootsy and tiddley-winks.Edgar Saltus: The Man
Well, little Tootsy, how do you like being a great, big Tootsy?
"Here you go, Tootsy old chap," added another cadet, passing over his rifle.Dick Hamilton's Cadet Days
Howard R. Garis
Tootsy is on a rocking-horse at L. front, with Father and Mother helping her rock it.
If the rocking-horses are not easy to get, Dumpling and Tootsy may be astride of sticks with horses' heads.
- a child's word for toe
Word Origin and History for tootsy
also tootsie, 1854, baby-talk substitution for foot. Candy bar Tootsie Roll patent claims use from 1908.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper