WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
toot1 /tut/USA pronunciation
v. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
- to (cause a horn or whistle to) give forth a short sound: [~ + object]He tooted his horn.[no object]The foghorn tooted in the distance.
toot•er, n. [countable]
- an act or sound of tooting:gave a quick toot on his horn.
(to̅o̅t),USA pronunciation v.i.
- (of a horn or whistle) to give forth its characteristic sound.
- to make a sound resembling that of a horn, whistle, or the like.
- to sound or blow a horn, whistle, or wind instrument.
- to cause (a horn, whistle, or wind instrument) to sound.
- to sound (notes, music, etc.) on a horn or the like.
toot ′er, n.
- an act or sound of tooting.
toot2 (to̅o̅t),USA pronunciation n. [Informal.]
- 1500–10; akin to Low German, German tuten, Dutch toeten, Swedish tuta in same sense; origin, originally imitative
- a period or instance of drunken revelry;
toot3 (tŏŏt),USA pronunciation n. [Australian Informal.]
- origin, originally uncertain 1670–80
toot4 (tŏŏt),USA pronunciation n. [Chiefly Pennsylvania German Area.]
- perh. jocular alteration of toilet 1945–50
- a paper bag.
- Low German tüte something horn-shaped, paper rolled into the shape of a horn (compare toot1)
- Pennsylvania German dutt; compare German Tüte
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toot /tuːt/ vb
- to give or cause to give (a short blast, hoot, or whistle)
Etymology: 16th Century: from Middle Low German tuten, of imitative originˈtooter n
- the sound made by or as if by a horn, whistle, etc
- slang any drug for snorting, esp cocaine
- US Canadian slang a drinking spree
- /tʊt/ Austral slang a lavatory
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