Toted
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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • toted — təʊt n. large bag in which to carry things, tote bag (often made of canvas with two large handles) v. carry, haul; carry a weapon (Slang) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • toted — See tot …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • tote — I. transitive verb (toted; toting) Etymology: probably from an English based creole; akin to Gullah & Krio tot to carry, of Bantu origin; akin to Kikongo tota to pick up, Kimbundu tuta to carry Date: 1677 1. to carry by hand ; bear on the person… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tote — tote1 totable, toteable, adj. toter, n. /toht/, v., toted, toting, n. v.t. 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 …   Universalium

  • tote — ☆ tote1 [tōt ] vt. toted, toting [prob. of Afr orig., as in Kongo tota, to pick up] Informal 1. to carry or haul, esp. in the arms or on the back 2. to be armed with (a gun, etc.) n. 1. Informal a) the act of toting …   English World dictionary

  • The Butter Battle Book — Infobox Book | name = The Butter Battle Book title orig = translator = image caption = author = Dr. Seuss cover artist = country = United States language = English series = genre = Children s literature publisher = Random House pub date = 1984… …   Wikipedia

  • tote — UK [təʊt] / US [toʊt] verb [transitive] Word forms tote : present tense I/you/we/they tote he/she/it totes present participle toting past tense toted past participle toted mainly American informal to carry something …   English dictionary

  • tote — I. /toʊt / (say toht) Colloquial –verb (t) (toted, toting) 1. to carry, as on the back or in the arms, as a burden or load. 2. to carry or have on the person: to tote a gun. 3. to transport or convey, as in a vehicle or boat. –noun 4. the act or… …   Australian English dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Toting — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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