- to add; total (often followed by up).
- a total.
- the act of adding.
- British Informal. a column of numbers to be added.
Origin of tot2
Related Wordsjuvenile, bairn, sprout, infant, newborn, descendant, offspring, lamb, mite, adolescent, progeny, tyke, imp, youngster, innocent, squirt, issue, minor, teenager, teen
Examples from the Web for totted
"Kipper's" rig-out must have totted up to a tidy little sum.The Observations of Henry
Jerome K. Jerome
These were totted up at the end of the week, and then and there settled.
When he totted it all up together he found that he was affluent.The Divine Fire
Comparisons of form are more accurate and reliable when the worst hole is eliminated, than when all eighteen are totted up.The Happy Golfer
Totted them up to reach the total he had affirmed—certainly eighteen, possibly twenty-one.
- a young child; toddler
- mainly British a small amount of anything
- a small measure of spirits
- (usually foll by up) mainly British to total; add
Word Origin and History for totted
"little child," 1725, Scottish, of uncertain origin, perhaps a shortened form of totter, or related to Old Norse tottr, nickname of a dwarf (cf. Swedish tutte "little child," Danish tommel-tot "little child," in which the first element means "thumb").
"to reckon up," 1760, from tot (n.), first recorded 1680s, short for total.