teetotum

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noun tee·to·tum \ˈtē-ˈtō-təm\

Definition of teetotum

  1. :  a small top usually inscribed with letters and used in put-and-take

Origin and Etymology of teetotum

1tee + Latin totum all, from neuter of totus whole; from the letter T inscribed on one side as an abbreviation of totum (take) all


First Known Use: 1720


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