toot

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Compare Dutch toeteren (to blow a horn) and German tuten (to blow a horn).

Alternative forms[edit]

  • tout (in some verb senses only)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

toot (plural toots)

  1. The noise of a horn or whistle.
    He gave a little toot of the horn, to get their attention.
  2. (by extension, informal) A fart; flatus.
  3. (uncountable, slang) Cocaine.
  4. (informal) A spree of drunkness.
  5. (informal, pronounced /tʊt/) Rubbish, tat.
    I'm not paying fifty pounds for this load of old toot!
  6. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) (Internet) A message on the social networking software Mastodon.
    • 2017 April 4, Madison Malone Kircher, “What the Heck Is Mastodon, and Why Is Everyone Talking About It?”, in New York Magazine:
      As for layout, Mastodon feels a little like TweetDeck, with columns for your toots, toots from the people you follow, your mentions, and (unlike Twitter) a timeline of all public posts being shared by every user on the platform.
    • 2017 April 5, “Mastodon is here; will you stop tweeting and start tooting?”, in The Indian Express:
      Interestingly, Mastodon offers a bit more in that aspect for toots can be 500 characters long.
    • 2017 November 23, Andrew David Thaler, “Announcing oceansocial.us, a Mastodon instance for marine professionals!”, in Southern Fried Science:
      And, of course, send me a toot! once you create your account so I can follow you.
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Verb[edit]

toot (third-person singular simple present toots, present participle tooting, simple past and past participle tooted)

  1. To stand out, or be prominent.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Howell to this entry?)
  2. To peep; to look narrowly.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Latimer to this entry?)
    • Spenser
      for birds in bushes tooting
  3. To see; to spy.
  4. (slang) To flatulate.
  5. To make the sound of a horn or whistle.
    • Thackeray
      Tooting horns and rattling teams of mail coaches.
  6. To cause a horn or whistle to make its sound.
  7. To go on a drinking binge.
  8. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) To post a message on a Mastodon instance (a self-hosted version of the networking software).
    • 2017 January 6, Jimmy Tidey, “What would Twitter be if it adopted Wikipedia's politics?”, in Open Democracy:
      Around November 1st 2016 I was happily tooting away on mastodon.social when things started to get exciting. More and more people started arriving. People with lots of followers started Tweeting about mastodon.social; lots of enthusiastic new mastoers tooting away.
    • 2017 April 5, “Mastodon is here; will you stop tweeting and start tooting?”, in The Indian Express:
      (see title)
    • 2018 February 8, Marie Boran, “Why tweet when you can toot on Mastodon”, in The Irish Times:
      One alternative to Fist is Mastodon, which looks and behaves a bit like Twitter (you don’t tweet, you “toot”).
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Etymology 2[edit]

Perhaps a contraction of toilet.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

toot (plural toots)

  1. (Australia, slang) A toilet.

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