- 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
Examples from the Web for totting
Totting, bone-picking, either peripatetically or at the dust-heaps.The Slang Dictionary
John Camden Hotten
Lady Linlithgow sat, totting up her figures, but said nothing.The Eustace Diamonds
But what about me, when it comes to totting up your travelling allowances later on?
Frobisher shrugged his shoulders, and went on totting a line of figures in his memorandum-book.Roland Cashel
Charles James Lever
But I at least can find no critical abacus on which, by totting up the values of both, I can make one greatly outvalue the other.A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2
- British the practice of searching through rubbish for usable or saleable items
- 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 totting
"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.