tootin’

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  • adjective absolutely (right). An adjective used to intensify, as in the cliché expression ‘damn/darn tootin’ right’, whence the shortened version ‘darned tootin’’ or simply ‘tootin’’, meaning correct. The word is ultimately derived from ‘rootin’-tootin’’, originally meaning cheering and whistling.
  • adverb absolutely (right). An adjective used to intensify, as in the cliché expression ‘damn/darn tootin’ right’, whence the shortened version ‘darned tootin’’ or simply ‘tootin’’, meaning correct. The word is ultimately derived from ‘rootin’-tootin’’, originally meaning cheering and whistling.
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