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toting


noun Southern U.S.

  1. the practice of taking home food from an employer by a person engaged in domestic service.
  2. the food so taken.

verb (used with object), tot·ed, tot·ing.

  1. to carry, as on one’s back or in one’s arms: to tote a bundle.
  2. to carry on one’s person: to tote a gun.
  3. to transport or convey, as on a vehicle or boat.

noun

  1. the act or course of toting.
  2. something that is toted.
  3. tote bag.

verb (used with object), tot·ed, tot·ing.

  1. Informal. to add up; total.

verb

  1. (tr) to carry, convey, or drag

noun

  1. the act of or an instance of toting
  2. something toted

noun

  1. the Tote (sometimes not capital) trademark short for totalizator (def. 1), totalizator (def. 2)
v.

“to carry,” 1670s, of unknown origin; originally attested in Virginia, but OED discounts the popular theory of its origin in a W.African language (cf. Kikongo tota “pick up,” Kimbundu tuta “carry, load,” related to Swahili tuta “pile up, carry”). Related: Toted; toting. Tote bag is first recorded 1900.

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