One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1dated A girlfriend or a pretty girl.‘she's a real hot patootie’
girlfriend, sweetheart, woman, partner, lover, significant other, fiancéeView synonyms
- ‘She was this cutie patootie I'd met while looking for another girl, a girl from New York who I was kind of seeing.’
- ‘Vegetarian or not, she'll always be my sweet patootie!’
- ‘Poetry should be brief, whimsical verse about a certain cutie patootie you'd like to get to know better.’
2A person's or animal's buttocks.‘in his mildly frazzled moments, he might refer to one of his staff as a horse's patootie’
buttocks, behind, backside, rear, rear end, seat, haunches, cheeksView synonyms
- ‘Alas, there is no even remotely polite way to say you don't give a rat's patootie about their ‘news.’’
- ‘I don't give a Rat's patootie how many people read this, as long as somebody does, I'd hate to just stand here and scream into the dark.’
- ‘I wouldn't want you to get one of those pointy boot tips up your patootie.’
- ‘Soooooo, get your patootie on the nearest short bus and slobber your whole way home.’
- ‘And, yes, we'll be having two pies for dessert - and you can bet your sweet patootie one of them will be old-fashioned mince!’
- ‘She will likely not give a rat's patootie what you think, but you will at least stop receiving the pictures.’
1920s: perhaps an alteration of potato.
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