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  • adv. Real quick, in a hurry.

Etymologies

Whimsical Anglicisation of French tout de suite (Wiktionary)

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  • It is also the name of the delicious whistle-candy in Ian Fleming's "Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang" and the musical film of the same name.

    May 10, 2008

  • wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toot_Sweets): "The English expression toot sweet derives from the French phrase tout de suite (which means "immediately"). It first appears in English after the First World War, when, according to Mavens' Word of the Day, "many French words and expressions were borrowed by English-speaking soldiers."

    May 9, 2008