What does tootles mean?


Tootles is an alternate spelling of toodles. Both terms are used to say "goodbye."

What is the origin of tootles?

Tootles derives from toodles, which itself derives from the French phrase "à tout à l’heure." That phrase means "see you soon."

The British assimilated and shortened "tout à l’heure" to "toodle-oo" and "toodles" sometime in the early 20th century. The working theory is that British World War I veterans brought "toodle-oo" back with them from France, as a mispronunciation of "tout à l’heure."


C u later - tootles!

Tootles means "goodbye"

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Updated October 19, 2021

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