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tot 1

1. A small child.
2. A small amount, as of liquor.

[Origin unknown.]

tot 2

tr.v. tot·ted, tot·ting, tots
To total: totted up the bill.


Brit the practice of searching through rubbish for usable or saleable items
[C19: of unknown origin]
References in classic literature ?
She drew them when she should have been totting up.
Our biggest bugbear is that those one- and two-day bans are for minimal breaches and my thoughts are that they shouldn't contribute to totting up.
Explaining the BHA position, BHA media relations manager Paul Struthers said: "Totting up is there to act as a deterrent but also as a punishment to those who regularly breach the rules of racing.