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(Yer) dern tootin'!

slang (You are) absolutely right. An even more colloquial variant of "(You're) darn tootin'!" A: "Are you coming to the barbecue today?" B: "Yer dern tootin'! I'll see you there." A: "I'm sorry. It was wrong of me to leap to that conclusion." B: "Dern tootin' it was! But thank you fer apologizin'."
See also: dern

darn tootin'

slang Absolutely right. A: "Are you coming to the barbeque today?" B: "You're darn tootin'! I'll see you there."
See also: darn

on a toot

dated slang Engaged in a bout of excessive drinking. Liam's been on a toot ever since his girlfriend broke up with him—I haven't seen him sober in days. I'm going on a toot with some of the boys from the office, honey. Don't wait up!
See also: on, toot


1. old-fashioned Particularly vigorous, exciting, exhilarating, or successful. Used before a noun; sometimes written with a comma instead of a hyphen. Come try our ziplining course today if you're looking for a rootin'-tootin' good time! The bake sale was a rootin'-tootin' success. Wow, what a rootin', tootin' party!
2. Characteristic of the stereotypes associated with cowboys or the Western genre of fiction. The historical park is filled with old-timey saloons and rootin'-tootin' cowboys. I love watching those classic rootin'-tootin' westerns from the '50s and '60s.


1. noun, slang A drinking binge; a drunken spree. Tom went out on a toot with his friends again, which means he'll be coming home around 4 AM totally wasted.
2. noun, slang A small amount of cocaine to inhale through the nose. A: "Hey, man. Want a toot?" B: "No, thanks. I'm not into that stuff." I started doing a toot or two to get me through each morning, but then it spiraled into a much more serious addiction.
3. verb, slang A fart, especially one that is small but audible. I bent over to tie my shoelaces and let out a little toot. To kids, there isn't much that's funnier than toots.
4. verb, slang To snort (some powdered drug, especially cocaine). I walked into a room full of people tooting off a glass table. That's when I knew it was time to leave the party. I used to toot a little coke now and then when I was in college, but I gave that crap up after I graduated.
5. verb, slang To emit a small, often audible fart. Oops! Sorry for tooting! My kids thought it was hilarious when I tooted in front of them.

toot (one's) own horn

To boast or brag about one's own abilities, skills, success, achievements, etc. I don't mean to toot my own horn, but this pasta sauce I made is quite delicious! I can't stand being around Marcus ever since his company became such a massive success. The guy just can't stop tooting his own horn!
See also: horn, own, toot

toot (one's) own trumpet

To boast or brag about one's own abilities, skills, success, achievements, etc. I don't mean to toot my own trumpet, but this pasta sauce I made is quite delicious! I can't stand being around Marcus since his company became such a massive success. The guy just can't stop tooting his own trumpet!
See also: own, toot, trumpet

toot sweet

Immediately; at once; as quickly as possibly. The phrase is based on a coarse or humorous mispronunciation of the French phrase tout de suite, meaning the same. I suggest you pay the bill toot sweet, or the bank will start charging you interest. As soon as we heard the police sirens, we got out of there toot sweet.
See also: sweet, toot
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

blow one's own horn

 and toot one's own horn
Fig. to brag. Gary sure likes to toot his own horn. "I hate to blow my own horn," said Bill, "but I am always right."
See also: blow, horn, own

darn tooting

 and darn tootin'
absolutely. You're darn tooting I'll be there. I wouldn't miss it for the world.
See also: darn, toot
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

blow one's own horn

Also, blow one's trumpet. Brag about oneself, as in Within two minutes of meeting someone new, Bill was blowing his own horn. [Late 1500s]
See also: blow, horn, own
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

blow one’s own horn

and toot one’s own horn
tv. to brag. Gary sure likes to toot his own horn. Say something nice. I’m not one to blow my own horn.
See also: blow, horn, own

toot one’s own horn

See also: horn, own, toot


mod. exciting; renown; famous; illustrious. (A vague adjective of praise.) We really had a rooting-tooting time last weekend.


1. n. a binge; a drinking spree. Harry’s on a toot again.
2. tv. & in. to drink copiously. She could toot booze from dusk to dawn.
3. n. an emotional jag of some kind. She’s on a toot about how nobody loves her anymore.
4. n. a line or dose of cocaine; cocaine. These tootheads get sort of frantic when they can’t get a toot.
5. tv. & in. to snort a portion of cocaine. She tooted a couple of lines and came back.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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