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totting

/ ˈtɒtɪŋ /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of totting1

C19: of unknown origin

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Example Sentences

But what about me, when it comes to totting up your travelling allowances later on?

On a step a gnome totting among a rubbishtip crouches to shoulder a sack of rags and bones.

"That's a little bit o' better," said Old Mat comfortably, totting up his accounts.

Totting, bone-picking, either peripatetically or at the dust-heaps.

Lady Linlithgow sat, totting up her figures, but said nothing.

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