from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Upper Southern U.S. Variant of potato. See Regional Notes at holler2, possum.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A potato.
  • n. A home run

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A dialectal or vulgar form of potato.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an edible tuber native to South America; a staple food of Ireland


Shortening and alteration of potato.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Representing an aphetic pronunciation of potato (Wiktionary)



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  • As a yuppie might say, "Tator."
    Often followed by the word "tot."

    July 13, 2008