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  • Obama has often mentioned "Toot" - his version of the Hawaiian word "tutu," or grandparent

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  • He has often mentioned "Toot" - his version of the Hawaiian word "tutu," or grandparent - as an example of a strong woman succeeding through intelligence and determination.

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  • Obama's nickname for his grandmother was "Toot," a version of the Hawaiian word for grandmother, tutu.

    Obama's Grandmother Dies At Age 86

  • Michelle Obama's voice choked with emotion during a campaign appearance in Colorado as she asked people to remember the woman her husband called "Toot," a version of the Hawaiian word for grandmother, tutu.

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  • The timing is something Mr. Obama could not have foreseen when writing in his memoir about the grandmother he calls Toot, a tough-as-nails woman who loved playing bridge, reading Agatha Christie mysteries and coming home from work to slip into a muumuu and have a smoke.

    In Saying Goodbye, Obama Demonstrates His Priorities

  • I had gone into a dozen lowlife Negro bars during the night, had been propositioned, threatened, and even ignored, but no one knew a Haitian by the name of Toot.

    Heaven’s Prisoners

  • His grandmother -- whom he calls Toot, a shortened version of "tutu," the Hawaiian word for grandparent -- was the down-to-earth one.

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  • The woman he called Toot, the Kansas grandmother in the saga of this Kansas-Kenyan American.

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  • Obama spent about seven hours Thursday and Friday with Madelyn Dunham, whom he calls Toot -

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  • Obama called her Toot which is short for the Hawaiian word for grandmother.

    CNN Transcript Nov 4, 2008

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  • Toot

    Pronunciation: \?tüt\

    Function: verb

    Etymology: probably imitative

    Date: circa 1510

    intransitive verb

    1 a: to sound a short blast b: to sound a note or call suggesting the short blast of a wind instrument

    2: to blow or sound an instrument (as a horn) especially so as to produce short blasts

    transitive verb

    1: to cause to sound

    2slang : to take in (as cocaine) by inhalation : snort

    — toot·er noun

    July 2, 2009