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Origin and Meaning of Toot

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Toot
  1. To stand out, or be prominent.(Obs)
  2. To peep; to look narrowly.(Obs)"For birds in bushes tooting." [Spenser.]

Etymology: OE. toten, AS. totian to project; hence, to peep out

verb Toot
To see; to spy.
verb Toot
To blow or sound a horn; to make similar noise by contact of the tongue with the root of the upper teeth at the beginning and end of the sound; also, to give forth such a sound, as a horn when blown.

Etymology: Cf. D. toeten to blow a horn, G. tuten, Sw. tuta, Dan. tude; probably of imitative origin

verb Toot
To cause to sound, as a horn, the note being modified at the beginning and end as if by pronouncing the letter t; to blow; to sound.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Revelry in drinking; a merry drinking party
  2. A blast of a horn
  3. Make a loud noise

Compare Dutch toeteren (“to blow a horn”) and German tuten (“to blow a horn”).

  1. The noise of a horn or whistle.
    He gave a little of the horn, to get their attention.
  2. (by extension, informal) A fart; flatus.
  3. (uncountable, slang) Cocaine.
  4. (informal) A spree of drunkness.
  5. (informal, pronounced /tʊt/) Rubbish, tat.
    I'm not paying fifty pounds for this load of old !

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Popularity of Toot as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Toot U.S.
  White 96.65% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.55% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Toot

People with the last name Toot are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Toot

  • How Popular is the name Toot? As a last name Toot was the 53,316th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Toot first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Toot is Wednesday, June 19th, 1895.
  • How unique is the name Toot? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Toot. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Toot: Your name in reverse order is Toot. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Toot. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Toot? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 388 people with the last name Toot.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Toot? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Toot as their last name since less than 1 person in 769k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.