toting

[ toh-ting ]
/ ˈtoʊ tɪŋ /

noun Southern U.S.

the practice of taking home food from an employer by a person engaged in domestic service.
the food so taken.

Origin of toting

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60; tote1 + -ing1

Definition for toting (2 of 3)

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 forms

tot·a·ble, tote·a·ble, adjectivetot·er, noun

Definition for toting (3 of 3)

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
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British Dictionary definitions for toting (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

toter, noun

Word Origin for tote

C17: of obscure origin

British Dictionary definitions for toting (2 of 2)

Tote

/ (təʊt) /

noun

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