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Definition of "tootle" [too•tle]

  • To toot softly and repeatedly, as on a flute. (verb-intransitive)
  • Informal To walk or drive in a leisurely manner; amble: spent the morning tootling around town. (verb-intransitive)
  • The act or sound of tooting softly and repeatedly, as on a flute. (noun)
  • Tootle off Informal To depart; go. (phrasal-verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tootle" in a sentence
  • "Comforting to know that I'm not the only one to find this tough, although it's dispiriting to know that some bright bunny will tootle along saying;"
  • "Until then the new carriers can tootle around carrying helicopters, but as instruments of power projection they will be about as much use as a chocolate fire-guard."
  • "I'd tootle a trumpet, but showing off isn't Radioplayer's point, it being one of those online services that's so user-friendly it's as though it's always been there."