Definition of Teetotum

1. Noun. A conical child's plaything tapering to a steel point on which it can be made to spin. "He got a bright red top and string for his birthday"

Exact synonyms: Spinning Top, Top, Whirligig
Specialized synonyms: Humming Top, Peg Top, Whip Top, Whipping Top
Generic synonyms: Plaything, Toy
Derivative terms: Whirligig



Definition of Teetotum

1. n. A child's toy, somewhat resembling a top, and twirled by the fingers.

2. n. A workingmen's resort conducted under religious influences as a counteractant to the drinking saloon.

Definition of Teetotum

1. Noun. (historical) A toy (top) similar to a dreidel. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Teetotum

1. a spinning toy [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Teetotum

teetotal
teetotaled
teetotaler
teetotalers
teetotaling
teetotalism
teetotalisms
teetotalist
teetotalists
teetotalled
teetotaller
teetotallers
teetotalling
teetotally
teetotals
teetotum (current term)
teetotums
teets
teev
teewit
teewits
tef
teff
teffs
tefibazumab
tefilla
tefillah
tefillin
teflons

Literary usage of Teetotum

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1. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1829)
"... and we hope he will soon be under the necessity of redeeming his pledge. THE OLD GENTLEMAN S teetotum. AT the foot of the long range of the ..."

2. Cassell's Complete Book of Sports and Pastimes: Being a Compendium of Out by Cassell & Co, Cassell (London) (1896)
"teetotum. The teetotum is a kind of top or whirligig that is spun round by twisting the upper part between the thumb and finger. It is usually of a hexagon ..."

3. Mathematical Questions and Solutions by W. J. C. Miller (1866)
"(Proposed by Dr. SALMON, FBS)—A teetotum of n sides is spun an indefinite number of times, and the numbers turning up are ..."

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