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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
sound/toot/honk/blow your horn (=make a noise with your horn)
▪ Nor were they concerned by drivers who tooted horns as they sped past.
▪ He certainly tooted his own horn enough.
▪ I tooted Armstrong's horn as I passed him, but he didn't wave.
▪ They would only be a minute, Ballantyne said, tooting the horn and parking.
▪ You hear the rattle of gunfire here as often as you hear cars tooting their horns.
▪ Khan ji tooted the horn several times and everyone laughed and talked above everyone else.
▪ Behind us an impatient motorist tooted a horn.
▪ She comes every morning and toots the horn and carries the stuff for us.
▪ A passing riverboat tooted its horn.
▪ He's a floating penguin that literally toots with joy when he is pushed down under the water.
▪ He certainly tooted his own horn enough.
▪ I tooted Armstrong's horn as I passed him, but he didn't wave.
▪ Miki, the actor, has his trademark bicycle horn that he toots at the appropriate moments.
▪ Mr Toad was loose on the racetrack, yowling and tooting to himself and let all beware who saw him come.
▪ Nor were they concerned by drivers who tooted horns as they sped past.
▪ They would only be a minute, Ballantyne said, tooting the horn and parking.
▪ At the end of the other will be three parallel lines meaning the runner has to backtrack and give three long toots.
▪ Then, when they turned out on to the main road, Luke overtook her with an authoritative toot.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Toot \Toot\, v. t. To see; to spy. [Obs.]
--P. Plowman.


Toot \Toot\, v. t. 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.


Toot \Toot\, v. i. [OE. toten, AS. totian to project; hence, to peep out.] [Written also tout.]

  1. To stand out, or be prominent. [Obs.]

  2. To peep; to look narrowly. [Obs.]

    For birds in bushes tooting.


Toot \Toot\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Tooted; p. pr. & vb. n. Tooting.] [Cf. D. toeten to blow a horn, G. tuten, Sw. tuta, Dan. tude; probably of imitative origin.] 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. ``A tooting horn.''

Tooting horns and rattling teams of mail coaches.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

c.1500, of horns, ultimately imitative, also found in Middle Low German and Low German tuten "blow a horn." Related: Tooted; tooting. Tooting as a strong affirmative (as in you're damned tootin') is attested from 1932, American English.


1640s, from toot (v.); meaning "cocaine" is attested by 1977.


n. 1 The noise of a horn or whistle. 2 (context by extension informal English) A fart; flatus. 3 (context uncountable slang English) cocaine. 4 (context informal English) A spree of drunkness. 5 (''informal'', ''pronounced /tʊt/'') Rubbish, tat. vb. 1 To stand out, or be prominent. 2 To peep; to look narrowly. 3 To see; to spy. 4 (cx slang English) To flatulate. 5 To make the sound of a horn or whistle. 6 To cause a horn or whistle to make its sound. 7 To go on a drinking binge.

  1. n. a blast of a horn

  2. revelry in drinking; a merry drinking party [syn: carouse, carousal, bender, booze-up]

  3. v. make a loud noise; "The horns of the taxis blared" [syn: honk, blare, beep, claxon]


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Usage examples of "toot".

And if the women on the promenade were homely and ill-dressed, even the bonnes in unpicturesque costumes, and all the men were slouchy and stolid, how could any one tell what an effect of gayety and enjoyment there might be when there were thousands of such people, and the sea was full of bathers, and the flags were flying, and the bands were tooting, and all the theatres were opened, and acrobats and spangled women and painted red-men offered those attractions which, like government, are for the good of the greatest number?

The occasion of this seizure is that Guster has a tender heart and a susceptible something that possibly might have been imagination, but for Tooting and her patron saint.

Whispers, toots, keens, hooms, all sounded around them as the apparent gee force slowly declined toward zero as the program Gabby had set in motion gradually released the restaurant into free fall.

In the backseat the girls were agog, testing the seat springs, exploring the vase on its bracket between the doors and asking Elfred if it had a Klaxon, and would he toot it.

We intend to approach the following groups: the Totters of Tooting, the Wendles of Wandsworth, the Stumpers of Stepney, the Whitechapel Wallopers, the Peckham Punch-uppers, the Neasden Nudgers and the Hoxton Humpers.

Ah felt that satisfying numbness but ah was so up on the meth that a poofy line ay toot would make nae real difference.

Reluctantly, Pomeroy tooted while Quent tugged, and the panel slid open.

Sarah and Keene and Cele sat rite back in there chairs and father turned auful red and looked at me as if he wanted to nock my head rite of and then he droped his hat on the floor and it fell of the platform and roled way out under Medo Thirstons seet and then he blew his nose with a auful toot.

Sliding down hill on a bobsleigh, he invariably tooted and whistled like an engine, and trudging uphill he puffed and imitated a heavy freight climbing up grade.

Facing life without parole, Bollinger, who was only thirty-three, decided to toot his whistle in exchange for immunity and a ticket out of town.

Haverford was still knitting placidly, where the Chris Valentines were quarreling under pretense of raillery, where Toots Hayden was smoking a cigaret in a corner and smiling up at Graham, and where Natalie, exquisite and precise, was supervising the laying out of a bridge table.

Santa Feans were aware that this status was unofficial and since the whistle tooting and arm waving caused confusion only among tourists, the hobby was considered harmless.

I waited until a gaggle of merrymakers tooting horns had passed, and then crossed the crowded space toward them.

They came from different areas, mostly from Wandsworth and Kennington, but others from Stepney, Tooting, Clapham, with a few from nearby outlying counties.

They set down at the South Rim in a field just off Grand Canyon Village at Yavapai East, where the toot and whistle of the quaint little trolley-style railroad cars created a loop connecting the various lodges and hotels there.