also tootsie noun (plural tootsies) Etymology: baby-talk alteration of foot Date: 1854 foot

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  • tootsy — (n.) also tootsie, 1854, baby talk substitution for FOOT (Cf. foot). Candy bar Tootsie Roll patent claims use from 1908 …   Etymology dictionary

  • tootsy — or tootsie [toot′sē] n. pl. tootsies [child s term] [Old Slang] Slang former 1. a foot 2. TOOTS 3. a girl or woman, esp. one who is promiscuous: often used disparagingly …   English World dictionary

  • tootsy — /toot see/, n., pl. tootsies. Slang. a foot. [1850 55; appar. expressive var. of FOOTSY] * * * …   Universalium

  • tootsy — Synonyms and related words: arch, clubfoot, digit, dog, extremity, fetlock, foot, forefoot, forepaw, harefoot, heel, hoof, instep, pad, pastern, patte, paw, pedal extremity, pedes, pes, pied, pug, sole, splayfoot, toe, trotter, ungula …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Tootsy — 1. foot; 2. lesbian; 3. (a demeaning or belittling term of address to) woman …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • tootsy — Australian Slang 1. foot; 2. lesbian; 3. (a demeaning or belittling term of address to) woman …   English dialects glossary

  • tootsy — toot·sy …   English syllables

  • tootsy — toot•sy ortoot•sie [[t]ˈtʊt si[/t]] n. pl. sies. Slang. sts a foot • Etymology: 1850–55; appar. expressive alter. of footsie …   From formal English to slang

  • tootsy —    These remain mainly American expressions, though made famous by e.g. Al Jolson’s song ‘Toot, toot, tootsie, goodbye’ and a more recent Dustin Hoffmann film Tootsie.    The speakers are almost invariably male, addressing women who are… …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • tootsy — n. (also tootsie) (pl. ies) sl. usu. joc. a foot. Etymology: E joc. dimin.: cf. FOOTSIE …   Useful english dictionary

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