Tote
Tote Tote, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Toted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Toting}.] [Said to be of African origin.] To carry or bear; as, to tote a child over a stream; to tote a gun on one's hip; -- a colloquial word originating in the Southern States, and used there esp. by negroes, now common throughout the U. S. [1913 Webster +PJC]

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