tot

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noun

1
: a small child
2
: a small drink or allowance of liquor : shot

tot

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verb

totted; totting

transitive verb

: to add together : total
usually used with up
tots up the score

Examples of tot in a Sentence

Verb tot up the prices of the individual pieces and see if buying the whole set makes more sense
Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
In the first image in Ireland's post, Alec is seen proudly beaming at Holland, who turned 1 this month, as the tot rests on her mother's back in a baby carrier. Charmaine Patterson, Peoplemag, 24 May 2024 Sporty tots will enjoy the basketball hoop and crawl-through tunnel, which can double as a soccer goal. Heather Balogh Rochfort, Parents, 18 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for tot 

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Word History

Etymology

Noun

origin unknown

Verb

tot., abbreviation of total

First Known Use

Noun

1725, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

circa 1772, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of tot was in 1725

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Cite this Entry

“Tot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tot. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

tot

noun
ˈtät
: a small child

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