totes

[ tohts ]
/ toʊts /
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adverb Informal.

totally: That's totes awesome!

Origin of totes

by shortening and alteration

Definition for totes (2 of 4)

tote

1
[ toht ]
/ toʊt /

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.

Origin of tote

1
An Americanism dating back to 1670–80; origin uncertain
Related formstot·a·ble, tote·a·ble, adjectivetot·er, noun

Definition for totes (3 of 4)

tote

2
[ toht ]
/ toʊt /

verb (used with object), tot·ed, tot·ing.

Informal. to add up; total.

Origin of tote

2
1885–90; probably v. use of tote, shortening of total

Definition for totes (4 of 4)

tote

3
[ 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 totes (1 of 3)

totes

/ (təʊts) /

adverb

British slang totally; completely; entirelyThat is totes amazing.

Word Origin for totes

shortening of totally

British Dictionary definitions for totes (2 of 3)

tote

/ (təʊt) informal /

verb

(tr) to carry, convey, or drag

noun

the act of or an instance of toting
something toted
Derived Formstoter, noun

Word Origin for tote

C17: of obscure origin

British Dictionary definitions for totes (3 of 3)

Tote

/ (təʊt) /

noun

the Tote (sometimes not capital) trademark short for totalizator (def. 1), totalizator (def. 2)
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Word Origin and History for totes

tote


v.

"to carry," 1670s, of unknown origin; originally attested in Virginia, but OED discounts the popular theory of its origin in a W.African language (cf. Kikongo tota "pick up," Kimbundu tuta "carry, load," related to Swahili tuta "pile up, carry"). Related: Toted; toting. Tote bag is first recorded 1900.

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