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tote

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[ toht ]
/ toʊt /
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verb (used with object), tot·ed, tot·ing.
to carry, as on one's back or in one's arms: to tote a bundle.
to carry on one's person: to tote a gun.
to transport or convey, as on a vehicle or boat.
noun
the act or course of toting.
something that is toted.
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Origin of tote

1
An Americanism dating back to 1670–80; origin uncertain

OTHER WORDS FROM tote

tot·a·ble, tote·a·ble, adjectivetoter, noun

Other definitions for tote (2 of 3)

tote2
[ toht ]
/ toʊt /

verb (used with object), tot·ed, tot·ing.
Informal. to add up; total.

Origin of tote

2
First recorded in 1885–90; probably verb use of tote, shortening of total

Other definitions for tote (3 of 3)

tote3
[ toht ]
/ toʊt /

noun Informal.
a totalizator.

Origin of tote

3
First recorded in 1890–95; by shortening
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British Dictionary definitions for tote (1 of 2)

tote
/ (təʊt) informal /

verb
(tr) to carry, convey, or drag
noun
the act of or an instance of toting
something toted

Derived forms of tote

toter, noun

Word Origin for tote

C17: of obscure origin

British Dictionary definitions for tote (2 of 2)

Tote
/ (təʊt) /

noun
the Tote (sometimes not capital) trademark short for totalizator (def. 1), totalizator (def. 2)
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