- totally: That's totes awesome!
Origin of totes
- 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.
- the act or course of toting.
- something that is toted.
- tote bag.
Origin of tote1
- Informal. to add up; total.
Origin of tote2
- a totalizator.
Origin of tote3
Related Wordshaul, hoist, fetch, lug, heft, convoy, freight, give, move, waft, bring, convey, transport, transplant, transfer, sustain, take, conduct, transmit, import
Examples from the Web for totes
The second upped the ante, taking aim at “cray,” “jelly,” “literally,” “teehee,” and “totes.”Feminist, Bae, Turnt: Time’s ‘Worst Words’ List Is Sexist and Racist
November 13, 2014
Totes, T-shirts, and an anthropomorphic stuffed rat are for sale at the gift shop.Brooklyn’s Museum of Death: Inside Morbid Anatomy’s House of Intriguing Horrors
July 10, 2014
Author Veronica Roth was only 22 years old when she began writing the novels and…OMG, guuuys, you can totes tell.Beseech Your Children Well With Plot-Spoilers
March 27, 2014
There are satchels, weekenders, totes, duffels, backpacks—even European carryalls.Rise of the Man Purse
October 13, 2011
Moore swirls you in cobwebs and totes you away into infinity.Futuria Fantasia, Fall 1939
The old man–judging from his photograph, which Hill totes around in his pocket–is a bigger freak than Hiram is.Owen Clancy's Happy Trail
Burt L. Standish
The rest haven't got beyond paper, and old Huz-and-Buz totes them round in his pocket, which isn't good for their growth.'Wandering Heath
Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Yes, and that little chair he totes around, and look how it's all twisted out of shape.The Onslaught from Rigel
Just because I totes them in plain sight I've got to hand 'em over to some liquor-wrastler?Hopalong Cassidy's Rustler Round-Up
Clarence Edward Mulford
- British slang totally; completely; entirelyThat is totes amazing.
- (tr) to carry, convey, or drag
- the act of or an instance of toting
- something toted
Word Origin and History for totes
"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.