Idioms

    toss one's cookies, Slang. cookie(def 7).

Origin of toss

First recorded in 1595–1605; origin uncertain
Related formstoss·er, nountoss·ing·ly, adverbun·tossed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for tosser (1 of 2)

tosser

/ (ˈtɒsə) /

noun

British slang a stupid or despicable person

Word Origin for tosser

C20: probably from toss off (to masturbate)

British Dictionary definitions for tosser (2 of 2)

toss

/ (tɒs) /

verb

noun

Word Origin for toss

C16: of Scandinavian origin; related to Norwegian, Swedish tossa to strew
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Word Origin and History for tosser

toss


v.

c.1500, possibly from a Scandinavian source (cf. dialectal Norwegian tossa "to strew, spread"). Related: Tossed; tossing. Food preparation sense (with reference to salad, etc.) is recorded from 1723. The noun meaning "an act of throwing" is first recorded 1650s. Tosspot "heavy drinker" is from 1560s. Toss-up "even matter" first recorded 1809, from earlier sense of "a flipping of a coin to arrive at a decision" (c.1700). Tosser as a term of contempt in British slang is recorded from 1977, probably from slang toss off "masturbate" (1969); cf. jerk (n.).

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Idioms and Phrases with tosser

toss


In addition to the idioms beginning with toss

  • toss off
  • toss one's cookies

also see:

  • throw away (toss out)
  • throw (toss) one's hat in the ring
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