toot·​sy ˈtu̇t-sē How to pronounce tootsy (audio)
variants or less commonly tootsie
plural tootsies
: foot

Examples of tootsy in a Sentence

She was using a blanket to keep her tootsies warm.
Recent Examples on the Web Cabs are more expensive but a lot faster and easier on the tootsies, too. Brian Melton, star-telegram, 20 Apr. 2018 And, for those who need to give their tootsies a break, trade your boots for the famed, in-house slippers. Elycia Rubin, The Hollywood Reporter, 7 Feb. 2018 Strappy stilettos may fly in California, but your tootsies may turn to icicles in Louisville next November. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, 28 Oct. 2017 Washington crossed the Delaware in winter, and in those days, there were no battery rechargeable insoles to keep your little tootsies from freezing. Joyce Wadler, New York Times, 11 Oct. 2017 Tend to those tootsies with a long-lasting gel pedicure at Hello Birdie Nail & Lash Lab, known for providing creative nail art that incorporates a negative-space design at the cuticle so nail growth is less obvious. Kai Oliver-Kurtin, Pacific San Diego Magazine, 2 June 2017

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Word History


baby-talk alteration of foot

First Known Use

1854, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tootsy was in 1854

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Cite this Entry

“Tootsy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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