- 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.
- 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.
Words that rhyme with totallot, begot, Bernadotte, blot, bot, capot, clot, cocotte, cot, culotte, dot, forgot, garrotte (US garrote), gavotte, got, grot, hot, jot, knot, lot, Mayotte, motte, not, Ott, outshot, plot, pot, rot, sans-culotte, Scot, Scott, shallot, shot, slot, snot, sot, spot, squat, stot, swat, swot, trot, undershot, Wat, Watt, what, wot, yacht
verb (tots, totting, totted)[with object] (tot something up) chiefly British
- 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.
- 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.
Entry from British & World English dictionary
verb (tots, totting, totted)[no object] (usually as noun totting) British informal
Late 19th century: from slang tot 'bone', of unknown origin.
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