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tot

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[ tot ]
/ tɒt /
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noun
a small child.
Chiefly British. a small portion of a beverage, especially a dram of liquor.
a small quantity of anything.
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Origin of tot

1
1680–90; perhaps short for totterer

Other definitions for tot (2 of 3)

tot2
[ tot ]
/ tɒt /

verb (used with or without object), tot·ted, tot·ting.
to add; total (often followed by up).
noun
a total.
the act of adding.
British Informal. a column of numbers to be added.

Origin of tot

2
1745–55; <Latin: so much, so many

OTHER WORDS FROM tot

un·tot·ted, adjective

Other definitions for tot (3 of 3)

tot.

abbreviation
total.
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British Dictionary definitions for tot (1 of 2)

tot1
/ (tɒt) /

noun
a young child; toddler
mainly British a small amount of anything
a small measure of spirits

Word Origin for tot

C18: perhaps short for totterer; see totter

British Dictionary definitions for tot (2 of 2)

tot2
/ (tɒt) /

verb tots, totting or totted
(usually foll by up) mainly British to total; add

Word Origin for tot

C17: shortened from total or from Latin totum all
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