adv, adj
absolutely (right). An adjective used to intensify, as in the cliche expression 'damn/darn tootin' right', whence the shortened version 'darned tootin'' or simply 'tootin'', meaning correct. The word is ultimately derived from 'rootin'-tootin'', originally meaning cheering and whistling.

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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