I. verb Etymology: probably imitative Date: circa 1510 intransitive verb 1. a. to sound a short blast <
the horn tooted
b. to sound a note or call suggesting the short blast of a wind instrument 2. to blow or sound an instrument (as a horn) especially so as to produce short blasts transitive verb 1. to cause to sound <
toot a whistle
2. slang to take in (as cocaine) by inhalation ; snorttooter noun II. noun Date: 1641 a short blast (as on a horn); also a sound resembling such a blast III. noun Etymology: Scots toot to drink heavily Date: circa 1790 a drinking bout ; spree

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(as a horn),

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