Dictionary: TON – TOO


• TON
n. 1. 1769 rare – the fashion, the vogue, the mode; fashionable air or style
n. 2. 1815 rare – people of fashion; fashionable society; the fashionable world
n. 3. 1946 sl. – £100  
n. 4. 1954 car-racing & teen sl. – a speed of 100 miles an hour; a high speed

• TO-NAME
n. a name or epithet added to an original name; a cognomen, a surname, a nickname …c950 obs. exc. Eng. dial.

• TONANCE
n. a loud or echoing sound …1778 obs. rare

• TONANT
adj. thundering, loud-sounding …1891

• TONATION
n. the act of toning or producing musical tones; the tones or notes so produced …1728 obs. rare

• TONE
n. 1. the space between planets …1601 obs.
n. 2. a tolling stroke of a bell …1932 Amer. dial.
vb. 1. to lay the accent or stress upon, to accent a word or syllable …1683 obs.
vb. 2. to toll a bell …1937 Amer. dial.

• TO-NEIGHE
vb. to approach …1382 obs.

• TONEKIN
n. ? a small cask or barrel …1546 obs. rare

• TONELESS
adj. void of energy; listless, dull …1854

• TONE-POET
n. a musical composer …1901

• TONEY
adj. 1. 1877 US sl. – stylish; very elegant
adj. 2. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – excellent; first-rate  
n. 1654 sl. obs. – a foolish person; a simpleton

• TONG
n. a deep ringing sound produced by a stroke on a large bell, deeper than that denoted by ‘tang’, but sharper than that denoted by ‘dong’ …1881
vb. to emit a deep ringing sound, as a bell when struck …1584

• TONGE
n. the penis …E20 Brit. military sl.

• TONGUE
n. 1. a wedge, an ingot of gold or silver …1535 obs.
n. 2. a ‘voice’, vote, suffrage …1607 obs. rare
n. 3. eulogy, fame …c1616 obs. rare
vb. 1. to assail with words; to reproach, to scold; to discuss or talk about injuriously …1388
vb. 2. to perform cunnilingus …19C Brit. & US sl.
vb. 3. to perform ‘penilingus’ …19C Brit. & US sl.
vb. 4. to pronounce …Eng. dial.

• TONGUE-BANG
vb. to scold heartily, to berate, to abuse …1901 Eng. dial.

• TONGUE BATH
n. a sexual act or the prelude to a sexual act wherein the genitals and the genital area are licked with the tongue; an act of licking the entire body …20C sl.

• TONGUE-DOUBLED
adj. having the speech made indistinct by drink …B1900 Eng. dial.

• TONGUE-DOUGHTY
adj. valiant in speech; boasting, bragging …1671

• TONGUE ENOUGH FOR TWO SETS OF TEETH
phr. said of a talkative person …1883

• TONGUE-FENCE
n. an argument, a debate, disputation …1644

• TONGUE-FENCER
n. a debater, a skilful disputant; an argumentative person …1675

• TONGUE-FERDY
adj. loquacious, glib-tongued, over ready of speech …1827 Sc.

• TONGUEFEST
n. a meeting where there’s a lot of talking …1965 Amer. dial.

• TONGUE FIGHT
n. a quarrel …1877 Amer. dial.

• TONGUE-FUCK
n. cunnilingus; penilingus; anilingus …20C sl.

• TONGUE-HERO
n. a braggart …1800 nonce word

• TONGUE IT
vb. to talk volubly, to prate …1624

• TONGUE-LASHING
n. a severe verbal reprimand

• TONGUELESS
adj. 1. without speaking, speechless, silent …1447
adj. 2. not spoken of, unmentioned …1611 obs. rare

• TONGUELET
n. a little tongue, or tongue-like object …1840

• TONGUEMAN
n. a speaker, an orator …1594

• TONGUE OF THE THROAT
n. the uvula …1398 obs.

• TONGUE OF THE TRUMP
n. the most important person or thing; the principal person in any undertaking; the leader; that which is essential to the success of anything …1820 Sc.

• TONGUE-PAD
n. a talkative person, a chatterer, a prattler …a1700 Eng. dial. & sl.
vb. to assail with words, to scold …1707 Eng. dial. & sl.

• TONGUE-PADDING
n. a scolding …1876 Eng. dial.

• TONGUE-PIE
n. a scolding …1895 Eng. dial.

• TONGUER
n. a speaker, a talker, an utterer …1822

• TONGUE-RIPE
adj. garrulous, loquacious, talkative, voluble, glib …1610 obs.

• THE TONGUES
n. foreign languages; often the classical or learned languages ….1535

• TONGUE-SHOT
n. speaking or talking distance, voice-range, earshot …1656

• TONGUESMAN
n. a speaker, an orator …1596 rare

• TONGUE-SORE
n. evil-speaking; act of using abuse …1542 obs.

• TONGUE-SPEAKING
n. oral, as distinct from written communication …1902

• TONGUESTER
n. a talkative person; a great talker; a gossip, a babbler, a chatterer …1871

• TONGUE-TACK
vb. to put to silence …1685

• TONGUE-TACKED
adj. 1. tongue-tied, not speaking, taciturn …1685 Sc.
adj. 2. mumbling, indistinct in speech, inarticulate …1923 Sc.

• TONGUE-THIEF
n. a slanderer …1899 Sc.

• TONGUE-TWIST
n. mispronunciation …1898
vb. to act evasively, to prevaricate …1836

• TONGUE-WAG
n. a conversation; discussion …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• TONGUE-WALK
vb. to scold, to abuse …1841

• TONGUE-WORK
n. 1. linguistics …1598
n. 2. debate, discussion, dispute, argument …a1661
n. 3. chatter, gossip, babble …1866

• TONGUEY
adj. fall of talk; talkative, loquacious …1382

• TONIC
n. 1. an invigorating or bracing influence …1840
n. 2. halfpence … Bk1903 sl.

• TONICALLY
adv. so as to invigorate or ‘brace up’ …1873

• TONICHEAD
n. a heavy drinker …1965 Amer. dial.

• TONICIZE
vb. to invigorate, as with a tonic …1890

• TONICKED
adj. drunk …1911 Aust. sl.

• TONIFY
vb. to impart a good ‘ton’ to; to make fashionable or stylish …1786 obs.

• TO-NIGHT
adv. on the night just past; last night …c1205 obs. exc. Eng. dial.

• TONISH
adj. fashionable, modish, stylish …1778 rare

• TONITRANT
adj. thundering …1861 rare

• TONITRATE
vb. to thunder …1623 rare

• TONITROPHOBIA
n. Bk1991 – an abnormal fear of thunder and thunderstorms

• TONITROUS
adj. full of or characterized by thunder, loud noise, or violent utterance; thundery; thundering …a1704 rare

• TONITRUAL
adj. pert. to, or loaded with, thunder …a1693 rare

• TONITRUANT
adj. 1. thundering, loud …1907
adj. 2. forceful, vigorous …1907

• TONITRUATE
vb. 1. to thunder …1656rare
vb. 2. to utter loudly or clearly …1630 rare

• TONITRUATION
n. thundering …1658 rare

• TONITRUOUS
adj. full of or characterized by thunder, loud noise, or violent utterance; thundery; thundering …1606 rare

• TONK
n. 1. a place to gather to dance, drink moonshine, gamble, and fight; a honky-tonk …1939 Amer. dial.
n. 2. a foolish person …1941 sl., chiefly Aust.
n. 3. a homosexual …1943 Aust. sl.
n. 4. an effeminate, weak, or ineffectual person …Aust. sl.
n. 5. the penis …1970 sl.
n. 6. an informal party, usually one with dancing …2000 Amer. dial.
vb. 1. to defeat …colloq.
vb. 2. to strike …colloq.

• TONNAGE
n. a charge for the hire of a ship of so much a ton (of her burden) per week or month …1512 obs.

• TONNEL
n. a cask or barrel for wine or other commodities …1483 obs.

• TONNISH
adj. fashionable, modish, stylish …1778 rare

• TO NO NOT ONE
adv. indefinitely, to an unlimited extent …1952 Amer. dial.

• TONOUS
adj. having a full tone or sound; sonorous …1773 rare

• TONS
n. a large amount, many …1895 colloq.

• TONSE
vb. 1. to cut the hair of …1555 obs.
vb. 2. to trim; to dress, to deck …1828 Eng. dial.

• TONSED
adj. dressed up …1828 Eng. dial.

• TONSIL BATH
n. a drink of an alcoholic beverage …M20 US sl.

• TONSILE
adj. that may be clipped or shorn, as hedges, shrubs, etc. …1664 obs.

• TONSIL HOCKEY
n. passionate kissing, esp. French kissing …20C sl.

• TONSIL PAINT
n. an alcoholic drink …M20 US sl.

• TONSILS
n. the human breasts …20C US jocular euphemism

• TONSIL-SWABBING
n. kissing and necking …20C sl.

• TONSIL TENNIS
n. passionate kissing, esp. French kissing …20C sl.

• TONS OF BASKET
adj. pert. to extremely large male genitals …20C US homosexual use

• TONS OF MEAT
adj. pert. to extremely large male genitals, esp. a large penis …M20 US homosexual use

• TONSOR
n. 1. a barber …1656
n. 2. a clipper of coin, one who mutilates coins …1697 obs.

• TONSORIAL
adj. pert. to a barber or his work …1813

• TONSORIAL PARLOR
n. a barber shop …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• TONSORIAN
adj. pert. to a barber or his work …1705 obs.

• TONSORIOUS
adj. pert. to a barber or his work …1656 obs.

• TONSURE
n. 1. the act of clipping the hair, or shaving the head; the state of being shorn …1390
n. 2. the clipping of coins…1621 obs. rare
n. 3. the clipping of shrubs or hedges …1691 obs. rare
vb. 1. to clip or shave the hair of …1793
vb. 2. to make bald-headed …1876

• TONSURED
adj. bald or partially bald …1855

• TONTIE
adj. 1. ready to take offense, touchy …1880 Sc.
adj. 2. unstable, ready to fall, giddy …1880 Sc.

• TONTLE
vb. to pet, to fondle, to caress; to humour a child; to pay much attention to; to nurse and feed with care …1898 Eng. dial.

• TONTO
adj. crazy, eccentric …1982 sl., orig. US
n. 1. an American Indian or Black man who is submissive towards White culture …1972 Amer. dial.
n. 2. a crazy or eccentric person …1973 sl., orig. US
n. 3. a nickname for an American Indian man …1982 Amer. dial., derogatory

• TONTON
n. an uncle, used as a title or term of address …1969 French Canadian

• TONY
adj. 1. having a high or fashionable tone; high-toned, stylish, smart, neat …1877 US colloq.
adj. 2. brownish-red …1927
adj. 3. excellent; first-rate …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
n. 1. a foolish person; a simpleton …1654 sl. obs.
n. 2. a nickname for an Italian or Mexican man …1907 Amer. dial.
n. 3. the crust or end slice of a loaf of bread …1985 college sl.
vb. to make a fool of; to fool, to cheat, to swindle …a1652 obs. rare

• TOO
vb. to fuss, to fret; to bustle …1848 Amer. dial.

• TOO-BAD
adj. 1934 African-American sl. – excellent; good

• TOO BIG A CHUNK
phr. 1965 Amer. dial. – more than one can handle

• TOO BIG FOR HER CLOTHES
adj. pregnant …20C US colloq.

• TOO BIG FOR ONE’S BOOTS
adj. conceited …1879 sl.

• TOO BIG FOR ONE’S BREECHES
adj. conceited …1835 sl.

• TOO BIG FOR ONE’S BRITCHES
adj. disturbingly confident; unacceptably cocky …1835 Amer. dial.

• TOO DEAD TO SKIN
adj. being of no value whatsoever; worthless …1873 Amer. sl.

• TOODLE
vb. to hum or sing in a low tone, as to a baby …1865

• TOODLE-LOODLE
n. an imitation of the sound of a bagpipe or flute …1542

• TOODLE-OO
phr. goodbye …1907 Brit.

• TOODLE-PIP
phr. goodbye …1907 Brit.

• TOODLES
n. a male child’s genitals …19C US colloq.

• TOODLE-TOODLE
 n. an imitation of the sound of a bagpipe or flute …a1566 obs.

• TOOFAH; TOOFER
n. 1. a cigar sold at two for a quarter, and hence to any cheap cigar …a1911 US sl.
n. 2. a Black woman appointed to a post, the appointment being seen as evidence of both racial and sexual equality of opportunity …1977 US sl.

• TOOFOR; TOOFUR
n. a cigar sold at two for a quarter, and hence to any cheap cigar …a1911 US sl.

• TOO HOT TO HANDLE
adj. 1940s US sl. – very delicate or explosive; very controversial

• TOOIE
n. Tuinal™, a barbiturate …M20 US drug culture sl.

• TOOKIS
n. the anus …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.

• TOOK UP
adj. arrested …E18 sl.

• TOOL
n. 1. c1386 arch. – a weapon of war, esp. a sword  
n. 2. 1553 – the penis  
n. 3. 1653 obs. – the cutting part of a knife, the blade  
n. 4. 1663 – a person used by another for his own ends; one who is, or allows himself to be, made a mere instrument for some purpose; a dupe; someone easily tricked  
n. 5. a1700 Eng. dial. & sl. – an unskilful workman; a shiftless person  
n. 6. 1920 US criminals’ sl. – a pickpocket
n. 7. 1925 Amer. dial. – an eating utensil  
n. 8. 1938 criminals’ sl. – a weapon, esp. a gun  
n. 9. 20C sl. – a fool
n. 10. 20C sl. – a despicable person
n. 11. 20C US students’ sl. – a diligent student
vb. 1. 1812 sl. – to drive a vehicle, a team of horses, or a person in a vehicle  
vb. 2. 1839 sl. – to travel in a horse-drawn vehicle  
vb. 3. 1853 US sl. – to speed
vb. 4. 1980s US sl. – to do the sex act with or to
vb. 5. 20C sl. – to drive a car (or other vehicle) esp. smoothly and skilfully, and usually at moderate speed

• TOOLALONG
vb. 1853 US sl. – to speed

• TOOL BAG
n. the scrotum, or the scrotum and its contents …colloq.

• TOOL-CHECK
n. a military inspection of the male genitals for venereal disease …E20 Brit. military sl.

• TOOL-CHEST
n. the female genitals, esp. the vagina …19C Brit. sl.

• TOOLED UP
adj. carrying a weapon, esp. a gun; armed …1959 sl.

• TOOLEYWAG
n. the penis …L18 sl.

• TOOLIE
n. 1970s US students’ sl. – an engineering student

• TOOLING
n. provision of tools; tools collectively …1673 obs.

• TOOL-MAN
n. a lock-picker or a safe-breaker …1949 sl.

• TOOLS
n. the male genitals …E17 sl.

• THE TOOLS OF IGNORANCE
n. 1937 baseball usage – a catcher’s gear

• TOOL UP
vb. to arm oneself …1959 sl.

• TOOLY
adj. weak, sickly, delicate; poorly, unwell …1691 Eng. dial.

• TOOM
adj. 1. empty, vacant, containing nothing, void of contents; destitute of something …a900 obs. exc. Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
adj. 2. useless, vain, futile …a1250 obs.
adj. 3. idle, inactive, unoccupied …a1340 obs.
n. 1. vacant or unoccupied time; time free or sufficient for doing something, leisure; a space or interval of time, a while …1297 obs.
n. 2. time convenient or proper for doing something; opportunity, occasion …a1300 obs.
n. 3. a place where rubbish is or may be emptied out …1882 Sc.
vb. 1. to empty a vessel, receptacle, etc.; to empty by drinking, to drink off the contents of …1500-20 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
vb. 2. to empty out, to discharge, to pour out water, the contents of a vessel, etc. …1535 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.

• TOO MANY CLOTHS IN THE WIND
adj. intoxicated with alcohol …19C Brit. & US sl.

• TOOMHEAD
n. emptiness, vanity …a1300 obs. rare

• TOOMING
n. an aching or dizziness of the eyes …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• TOOMLY
adv. 1. idly, in an unoccupied manner …c1400 obs.
adv. 2. unhurriedly …c1400 obs.
adv. 3. in a leisurely way; somewhat slowly; without haste …c1400 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.

• TOOM ONE’S WALLET
vb. to come to the end of one’s store or resources …1890 Sc.

• TOOMSOME
adj. leisurely, free from haste, unhurried …a1400 obs. rare

• TOO MUCH
adj. excellent …1937 sl., orig. US

• TOO MUCH OF A MAN
adj. too heavy …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• TOONERVILLE CAR
n. a small, run-down, or unreliable railroad, train, railcar, or trolley …1965 Amer. dial.

• TOONERVILLE EXPRESS
n. a small, run-down, or unreliable railroad, train, railcar, or trolley …1965 Amer. dial.

• TOONERVILLE TROLLEY
n. a small, run-down, or unreliable railroad, train, railcar, or trolley …1919 Amer. dial.

• TO ONE’S BEARD
adv. to one’s face, openly …1785

• TO ONE’S NOTION
adv. 1. in one’s opinion …1903 Amer. dial.
adv. 2. to one’s liking, up to one’s expectations or standards …1909 Amer. dial.

• TO ONE’S OWN CHEEK
phr. 1823 rare  – to oneself; for one’s private use or advantage

• TOONIE
n. a Canadian two-dollar coin …20C Can. colloq.

• TOO NUMEROUS TO MENTION
adj. intoxicated with alcohol …L19 Brit. sl.

• TOO PRECIOUS FOR WORDS
adj. excellent; first-rate …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• TOORAK TRACTOR
n. a luxury four-wheel drive or sport utility vehicle …21C Aust., derogatory

• TOORAL-OORAL
adj. partially intoxicated; merry with drink …B1900 Eng. dial.

• TOO RICH FOR ONE’S BLOOD
adj. 1884 US sl. – exceeding someone’s capabilities, purse, desires, etc.; too much

• TOOSH
n. a small amount …2005 Amer. dial.

• TOOSHIE
adj. angry, upset …Aust. sl.

• TOO SLOW TO CATCH THE ITCH
adj. very slow …1965 Amer. dial.

• TOO SLOW TO CATCH THE SEVEN-YEAR ITCH
adj. very slow …1965 Amer. dial.

• TOO SLOW TO GROW FAST
adj. slow …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• TOOSPEG
n. a tooth (used esp. by or for children) …1921 sl.

• TOO SWEET FOR WORDS
adj. excellent; first-rate …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• TOOT
n. 1. an isolated, conspicuous hill suitable as a place of observation; a lookout hill …1387
n. 2. an elevated structure, or part of one, used as a lookout …1770 obs.
n. 3. a drinking deeply or copiously …1787
n. 4. a drinking match; a drunken fit; a drinking spree …1790 US sl.
n. 5. a peep or glance …1865 Eng. dial.
n. 6. the devil …1850 Eng. dial.
n. 7. an idle or worthless person; a shiftless, lazy person; a simpleton, a fool; an oaf …1888 Eng. & Amer. dial.
n. 8. a usually small paper cone or bag used as a container, as at grocers …1890 Amer. dial.
n. 9. a fart; the act of breaking wind …1930s Amer. dial.
n. 10. an ice-cream cone …1952 Amer. dial.
n. 11. the rump of a cooked chicken …1965 Amer. dial.
n. 12. a lavatory …1965 Aust. sl.
n. 13. an act of inhaling a drug, esp. cocaine …1977 sl.
n. 14. any drug for snorting, esp. cocaine …1978 sl.
n. 15. a quantity of a drug, esp. cocaine, for inhaling …M20 sl., chiefly US
vb. 1. to protrude, to stick out, to ‘peep out’ so as to be seen …c897 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
vb. 2. to behold, to view …c1200 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
vb. 3. to peep, to peer, to look out; to gaze …a1225 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
vb. 4. to look inquisitively; to pry …1390 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
vb. 5. to call out aloud, to shout something …1582
vb. 6. to drink copiously; to take a large draught …1676 Sc.
vb. 7. to make a plaintive noise, as when a child cries loudly or mournfully; to howl; to whine or cry …1808
vb. 8. to proclaim loudly; to trumpet abroad …a1810 Sc.
vb. 9. of an animal: to make a sound likened to that of a horn, etc.; to trumpet as an elephant, to bray as an ass …1817
vb. 10. to go on a spree, to make a night of it …1890 US
vb. 11. to break wind, to fart …1930s Amer. dial.
vb. 12. to inhale a drug, usually cocaine …1975 sl., chiefly US

• TOOT AND SCRAMBLE
adv. all together; (French ‘tout ensemble’) …World War I Amer. sl.

• TOOT BOX
n. the rump of a cooked chicken …1965 Amer. dial.

• TOOTER
n. 1. one who gazes; a watchman; a peeper …1382 obs.
n. 2. something that projects; a prominent nose …1638 obs.
n. 3. a drunkard who frequently goes on a ‘toot’ or drinking spree …E20 Brit. sl.

• TOOTFINNY
adj. all finished; (French ‘tout finis’) …World War I Amer. sl.

• TOOTHACHE
n. an erection of the penis …19C Brit. sl.

• TOOTH AND TOENAIL
adv. with all one’s strength, with great energy, in earnest; completely …1828 Amer. dial.

• TOOTH-BLANCH
n. a substance for whitening the teeth …1585 obs.

• TOOTHBRUSH
n. a twig chewed on one end until frayed and used for applying snuff to the inside of the mouth …1853 Amer. dial.

• TOOTH-BRUSH MOUSTACHE
n. a bristly moustache …1904 humorous usage

• TOOTH CARPENTER
n. a dentist …1846 Amer. dial.

• TOOTH-COMB
n. a small-tooth comb …1893

• TOOTH DENTIST
n. a dentist …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.

• TOOTH-DOCTOR
n. a dentist …1767

• TOOTH-DRAWER
n. one who extracts teeth, a dentist; now contemptuous …1393

• TOOTHER
n. a blow on the mouth …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• TOOTHFUL
adj. 1. having many teeth …1591 rare
adj. 2. pleasant to the taste, savoury …1622 obs.
n. as much as would fill a tooth; a small mouthful, a little drink, esp. of liquor …a1774

• TOOTHIE-PEG
n. a tooth, esp. a child’s one …20C sl.

• TOOT-HILL
n. a natural or artificial hill or mound used for a lookout place; a prominent hill …1382

• TOOTHING
n. development or ‘cutting’ of the teeth, dentition, teething …c1440 obs. or rare

• TOOTH JUMPER
n. one who extracts teeth with a mallet and punch …1931 Amer. dial.

• TOOTH-KEY
n. a dentist’s instrument, turned like a key, formerly used for extracting teeth …1827 obs.

• TOOTHLESS
adj. tasteless, insipid; not pleasant to the taste …1679 obs.

• TOOTHLET
n. a small tooth or tooth-like projection …1800

• TOOTH MOUSE
n. an imaginary creature supposed to leave money in exchange for baby teeth that have been shed …2004 Amer. dial.

• TOOTHPICK
n. 1. a large bowie knife; a sword …1843 Amer. dial.
n. 2. a person from Arkansas …1872 Amer. dial.
n. 3. a very narrow pointed boat …1897 sl.
n. 4. a bayonet …World War I Amer. sl.
n. 5. a hexagonal coffin …1946 Amer. Black usage

• TOOTH-PICKER
n. 1. a toothpick …1545 obs.
n. (‘Toothpicker’) a person from Arkansas …1846 Amer. dial.

• TOOTH-PICKING
adj. careless, nonchalant …1814

• TOOTHPICKS
n. splinters, small elongated fragments …1839

• TOOTHPICK STATE
n. Arkansas …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• TOOTHPICK TIMBER
n. small trees …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• TOOTH QUILL
n. a toothpick, usually one made from a goose quill …1950 Amer. dial.

• TOOTH-RAKE
n. a toothpick …1585 obs.

• TOOTH-RIFE
adj. agreeable to the taste; palatable; that of which one can eat a considerable quantity …1841 Sc.

• TOOTH-SHAKEN
adj. having the teeth loosened, as by age …1549 obs.

• TOOTHSOME
adj. 1. pleasant, ‘palatable’ …1551
adj. 2. pleasant to the taste, savoury, palatable …c1565
adj. 3. spiteful, malicious …1601 obs.
adj. 4. having a dainty appetite; fond of savoury food …1837
adj. 5. of delicious or appetizing appearance, flavour, or smell
adj. 6. attractive, alluring

• TOOTHSOMELY
adv. promoting appetite; savourily …1880

• TOOTHSOMENESS
n. savouriness …1612

• TOOTH-WORK
n. work done with the teeth, i.e. eating …1585 nonce usage

• TOOTHY
adj. 1. ill-natured, peevish …1691 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
adj. 2. pleasant to the taste, savoury, palatable …1864 rare

• TOOTHY-PEG
n. a tooth (used esp. by or for children) …1828 sl.

• TOOTIE
n. the buttocks; the anus …1920s sl.

• TOOTIE FRUITIE
n. 1970s US sl. – a weak and ineffective male

• TOO-TIGHT
n. a tree frog …1969 Amer. dial.

• TOOTING
adj. peeping, prying, spying …a1225 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
n. 1. spying, peeping, looking …1553 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
n. 2. drinking, toping …1676

• TOOTING-GLASS
n. a looking-glass …c1560 obs.

• TOOTING-HILL
n. a natural or artificial hill or mound used for a lookout place; a prominent hill …c1460 obs.

• TOOTING-HOLE
n. a peephole …a1548 obs.

• TOOTLE
n. 1. speech or writing of more sound than sense; verbosity, twaddle …1883
n. 2. a drive, esp. a short pleasure trip …Brit. colloq.
vb. 1. to produce a succession of modulated notes on a wind instrument …1842
vb. 2. to write twaddle, to be verbose …1883
vb. 3. to go casually along, esp. by car …20C colloq.

• TOOTLE-OO
phr. goodbye …1907 Brit.

• TOOTLE-PIP
phr. goodbye …1907 Brit.

• TOOTLER
n. a writer of twaddle, one who is verbose …1883

• TOOTLE-TE-TOOTLE
n. a piece of continuous tootling, the sound made by blowing a horn or other wind instrument …1855

• TOOTLE-TOO
vb. to produce a succession of modulated notes on a wind instrument …1857

• TOO-TOO
adj. extravagantly and affectedly sentimental, gushing …20C colloq.

• TOO-TOO DIVINE
adj. 1. resplendently beautiful; gorgeous …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
adj. 2. excellent; first-rate …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• TOOTS
n. darling, sweetheart; a young woman; a girlfriend …1936 sl., orig. & chiefly US

• TOOTSEY-WOOTSEY
n. a young woman; a girlfriend; a term of address …1895 sl., chiefly US

• TOOTSICUM
n. a small foot …1856 jocular usage

• TOOTSIE
n. 1. a foot …1854 jocular usage
n. 2. a child’s word for toe
n. 3. darling, sweetheart; a young woman; a girlfriend; a term of address …1895 sl., chiefly US

• TOOTSIE-WOOTSIE
n. 1. a foot …1854 jocular usage
n. 2. a young woman; a girlfriend; a term of address …1895 sl., chiefly US

• TOOTS SWEET!
int. hurry up! (French ‘tout de suite’) …World War I Amer. sl.

• TOOTSY
n. 1. a foot …1854 jocular usage
n. 2. a child’s word for toe
n. 3. darling, sweetheart; a young woman; a girlfriend; a term of address …1895 sl., chiefly US

• TOOTSY-WOOTSY
n. 1. a foot …1854 jocular usage
n. 2. a loved one; a sweetheart …Bk1892 Amer. sl.

• TOOTY
adj. small, insignificant …1857 Amer. dial.

• TOO WEAK TO SET ON THE TABLE
adj. said of weak coffee …1968 Amer. dial.


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