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tote

1tote

transitive verb \ˈtōt\
tot·edtot·ing

Definition of TOTE

1
:  to carry by hand :  bear on the person :  lug, pack
2
:  haul, convey
tot·er \ˈtō-tər\ noun

Origin of TOTE

probably from an English-based creole; akin to Gullah & Krio tot to carry, of Bantu origin; akin to Kikongo -tota to pick up, Kimbundu -tuta to carry
First Known Use: 1677

2tote

noun

Definition of TOTE

1
:  burden, load
2
:  tote bag

First Known Use of TOTE

circa 1772

3tote

transitive verb
tot·edtot·ing

Definition of TOTE

:  add, total —usually used with up <toted up his accomplishments — G. P. Morrill>

Origin of TOTE

English dialect tote, noun, total
First Known Use: 1888

4tote

noun

Definition of TOTE

:  pari-mutuel 2

Origin of TOTE

short for totalizator
First Known Use: 1891

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