- to blow a horn, whistle, etc. in short blasts
- to sound in short blasts: said of a horn, whistle, etc.
- to make a sound like a horn or whistle
Origin of tootprobably via Low German tuten ; from echoic base
- to cause to sound in short blasts
- to sound (tones, blasts, etc.) as on a horn
- Slang to sniff (cocaine)
- a short blast of a horn, whistle, etc.
Origin of tootprob. a play on (wet one's) whistleSlang a drinking spree
- Slang cocaine, or a small amount of it sniffed at one time
verbtoot·ed, toot·ing, toots
- To sound a horn or whistle in short blasts.
- To make the sound of a horn or whistle blown in short blasts or a sound resembling it.
- Slang To snort cocaine.
- To blow or sound (a horn or whistle).
- To sound (a blast, for example) on a horn or whistle.
- Slang To snort (cocaine).
- A blast, as of a horn.
- Slang A drinking binge.
- Slang Cocaine, especially a small amount snorted at one time.
Origin of tootUltimately of imitative origin.
(third-person singular simple present toots, present participle tooting, simple past and past participle tooted)
Compare Dutch toeteren (“to blow a horn") and German tuten (“to blow a horn").