1 a small amount (especially of a drink); "a tot of rum"
2 a young child [syn: toddler, yearling, bambino] v : determine the sum of; "Add all the people in this town to those of the neighboring town" [syn: total, tot up, sum, sum up, summate, tote up, add, add together, tally, add up] [also: totting, totted]
- Rhymes: -ɒt
- A small child.
- He learned to run when he was just a tot.
- A measure of spirits,
- 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.
A measure of spirits, especially rum
Etymologytōt, akin to Old Saxon dōd.
- so many
Old High German
add, bairn, beverage, bumper, cast, cherub, child, chit, darling, draft, dram, drench, drink, drop, figure, foot, gulp, guzzle, innocent, jolt, kid, kitten, lamb, lambkin, lap, libation, little bugger, little fellow, little guy, little innocent, little one, little tad, little tot, mite, nip, nipper, offspring, peewee, peg, portion, potation, pull, quaff, shaver, shot, sip, slug, slurp, snifter, snort, suck, sum, summate, sup, swig, swill, tad, total, tote, wee tot