Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) a capacious bag or basket
  2. (verb, contact) carry with difficulty

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Synonyms of Tote

carryall, holdall, lug, tote bag, tug

Alternate forms of Tote

Derivations: tote, toter

Hypernyms: bag, carry, transport

Origin of the word Tote

  1. "to carry," 1677, of unknown origin; originally attested in Virginia, but OED discounts the popular theory of its origin in a W.African language (cf. Kikongo tota "pick up," Kimbundu tuta "carry, load," related to Swahili tuta "pile up, carry"). Tote bag is first recorded 1900. more

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