noun Slang.

  1. an affectionate or familiar term of address; honey; baby (sometimes offensive when used to strangers, casual acquaintances, subordinates, etc., especially by a male to a female).

verb (used without object)

  1. (of a horn or whistle) to give forth its characteristic sound.
  2. to make a sound resembling that of a horn, whistle, or the like.
  3. to sound or blow a horn, whistle, or wind instrument.

verb (used with object)

  1. to cause (a horn, whistle, or wind instrument) to sound.
  2. to sound (notes, music, etc.) on a horn or the like.


  1. an act or sound of tooting.
  2. Slang. cocaine.

noun Informal.

  1. a period or instance of drunken revelry; binge; spree.

noun Australian Informal.

  1. lavatory; toilet.

noun Chiefly Pennsylvania German Area.

  1. a paper bag.

noun plural tootses or tootsies

  1. informal, mainly US darling; sweetheart


  1. to give or cause to give (a short blast, hoot, or whistle)to toot a horn; to toot a blast; the train tooted


  1. the sound made by or as if by a horn, whistle, etc
  2. slang any drug for snorting, esp cocaine
  3. US and Canadian slang a drinking spree
  4. (tʊt) Australian slang a lavatory


  1. NZ an informal name for tutu 2

c.1500, ultimately imitative, also found in Middle Low German and Low German tuten “blow a horn.” Related: Tooted; tooting. The noun is recorded from 1640s. Meaning “cocaine” is attested by 1977. Tooting as a strong affirmative (e.g. you’re damned tootin’) is attested from 1932, American English. Toots as a slang familiar form of address to a woman or girl is recorded from 1936, American English.

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