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From Middle English tosen, from Old English *tāsan.


toze (third-person singular simple present tozes, present participle tozing, simple past and past participle tozed)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To pull violently; to touse.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for toze in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)