- 1A very young child.More example sentences
- Many schools wore a festive look; sweets were distributed to tiny tots and one school provided free insurance cover for children.
- Over 200 tiny tots, all orphans, from Helpage Care India and Sharada Mandir flocked to the club, off Mysore Road, to celebrate the event.
- From tiny tots to teenagers, the camp is the place to be for those willing to spend free time - a valuable commodity these days - productively.
- 2chiefly British A small amount of a strong alcoholic drink such as whiskey or brandy: a tot of brandyMore example sentences
- In Ronald Burton Milner's case, the drop is a tot of whisky before he goes to bed and a glass of Guinness with his Sunday lunch.
- She likes a tot of whisky and has always been a flirt, especially with the doctors.
- His coachman's way of keeping warm was to have a tot of whisky while he was waiting for the Archbishop to come out of the theatre.
early 18th century (originally dialect): of unknown origin.
verb (tots, totting, totted)[with object] (tot something up) chiefly British
- 1Add up numbers or amounts.More example sentences
- We'd actually put Greece at the head of the pack by the time we'd totted everything up, and correctly predicted that the UK would come last.
- For the purposes of voting, the ballots of one or two obscure communes - no shortage of these - may be totted up under the aegis of a larger one.
- The second best player will receive two points and the third best one point, and those points will be totted up during the year.
- 1.1Accumulate something over a period of time: he has already totted up 89 victoriesMore example sentences
- Members of the York branch of the Dunkirk Veterans Association totted up an impressive £1,131 for their cause when they mounted a day's cash-collecting offensive in the Coppergate Centre.
- Last year Matthew earned $506,273 in 27 starts, totted up seven top-ten finishes and, famously, made the putt that regained the Solheim Cup from American clutches.
- Swindon Services, the arm of the council responsible for street cleaning and other frontline work, totted up savings of £210,000 last year.
mid 18th century: from archaic tot 'set of figures to be added up', abbreviation of total or of Latin totum 'the whole'.
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