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tot - What does it mean?

Definition of 'tot'


Etymology 1


  • A small child.
  • He learned to run when he was just a tot .
  • A measure of spirits, especially rum.
  • * 1897: Mary H. Kingsley, Travels in West Africa
  • Then I give them a tot of rum apiece, as they sit huddled in their blankets.
  • * 1916: Siegfried Sassoon, The Working Party
  • And tot of rum to send him warm to sleep.
  • (UK|dialect|dated) A foolish fellow.
  • (Halliwell)

    Etymology 2

    Shortening of


  • To sum or total.
  • Derived terms
    * tot up


    * English palindromes ----

    Similar to 'tot'

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