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Subject: [ROOTS-L] Re: ROOTS-L Digest V05 #397
Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2005 03:11:02 EDT
In a message dated 8/30/2005 11:23:42 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
> From: "Lanzaro, Lawrence R MONMOUTH ITS" <>
> Subject: Nickname "Tootsie"
> Does anyone know the derivation of the nickname Tootsie? My aunt, whose
> real name was Carmela, was always called Tootsie, but no one in the family
> knows why. Are there certain characteristics or traits that might lead someone to
> be called that?
"Tootsie" is short for "Tootsie-Wootsie" a name invented around the turn of
the 19th Century for cute girls. "I will be your Tootsie-Wootsie" in "Meet Me
In St. Louis, Louie."
Robert Sheldon Telford, Long Beach, CA