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Totter

Totter appears in the following tongue twisters:

  • Terry Teeter, a teeter-totter teacher, taught her daughter Tara to teeter-totter, but Tara Teeter didn't teeter-totter as Terry Teeter taught her to.
    (by Pierre Abbat)
  • If a Hottentot taught a Hottentot tot to talk ere the tot could totter, ought the Hottentot tot be taught to say ought or naught or what ought to be taught 'er?
  • If a Hottentot tot taught a Hottentot tot to talk before the tot would totter, ought the Hottentot tot be taught to say ought, or naught, or what ought to be taught the Hottentot tot? If to hoot and to toot a Hottentot tot be taught by a Hottentot tutor, should the tutor get hot if the Hottentot tot hoots and toots at the Hottentot tutor?
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Definition of the noun totter

What does totter mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: totters

  1. an unsteady movement or gait
  2. [archaic] A rag and bone man.

Definition of the verb totter

What does totter mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: tottered | tottering | totters

  1. move without being stable, as if threatening to fall
  2. walk unsteadily
  3. move unsteadily, with a rocking motion
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonyms of totter: seesaw / teeter
    • more generic word: move = move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

Alternative definition of the verb totter

verb

  1. To walk,move or stand unsteadily or falteringly; threatening to fall.
  2. [archaic, intransitive] To collect junk or scrap.

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Google previewEnglish Synonymes Explained in Alphabetical Order (1884)

With Copious Illustrations and Examples Drawn from the Best Writers by George Crabb

TOTTER. is most probably connected with the German zittern, to tremble, because to totter is a tremulous action. All these terms designate an involuntary and an unsteady motion; they vary both in the cause and the mode of the action; ...

Google previewEnglish Synonymes (1826)

With Copious Illustrations and Explanations, Drawn from the Best Writers by George Crabb

a winding manner; totter most to comes from the German zittern to tremble, ecause to totter is a tremulous action. All these terms designate an involuntary and an unsteady motion; they vary both in the cause and the mode of the action; ...

Google previewA handbook for travellers in southern Germany [by J. Murray. 1st, 2nd] 3rd, 5th, 7th-9th, 11th, 12th, 14th, 15th ed. [2 issues of the 7th ed. The 15th ed. is in 2pt.]. (1855)

by John Murray, John Murray (publishers.)

The Totter is a bold structure, 316} Eng. ft. high, ...

Google previewFolens Dictionary (1999)

by Fred McDonald

totter to dream up, to imagine, to picture tinkle verb 3 to think about something Altematizv zvords: to chink, to clink, Alternative words: to consider, to rack to jingle your brains, to ponder, to meditate tire verb thirsty adjective 1 to become tired ...

Google previewThe English Dialect Dictionary, Being the Complete Vocabulary of All Dialect Words Still in Use, Or Known to Have Been in Use During the Last Two Hundred Years: T-Z. Supplement. Bibliography. Grammar (1905)

by Joseph Wright

To totter; to shake; to go on one side; to walk wIth a weak, falterin step. Bnfl'.' Wor.Takecare,thetabletitters( .K.). Hrf.2,Suf.

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Usage statistics about totter

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb totter:

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Scrabble value of T1O1T1T1E1R1

The value of this 6-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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