tot

2
[tot]
noun
  1. a total.
  2. the act of adding.
  3. British Informal. a column of numbers to be added.

Origin of tot

2
1745–55; < Latin: so much, so many
Related formsun·tot·ted, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for totting

totting

noun
  1. British the practice of searching through rubbish for usable or saleable items

Word Origin for totting

C19: of unknown origin

tot

1
noun
  1. a young child; toddler
  2. mainly British a small amount of anything
  3. a small measure of spirits

Word Origin for tot

C18: perhaps short for totterer; see totter

tot

2
verb tots, totting or totted
  1. (usually foll by up) mainly British to total; add

Word Origin for tot

C17: shortened from total or from Latin totum all
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Word Origin and History for totting

tot

n.

"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").

tot

v.

"to reckon up," 1760, from tot (n.), first recorded 1680s, short for total.

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