Green’s Dictionary of Slang

patootie n.

also patoot
[? SE potato, esp. sweet potato]

1. (US) an attractive young woman.

implied in sweet patootie
[US]R.L. Bellem ‘Daughter of Murder’ Dan Turner – Hollywood Detective Dec. [Internet] Bradley had a heavy date that night with his sweet patootie, a blonde named Vicki Ellery.
[US]A. Hine Unsinkable Molly Brown 27: First time I ever got money from a patootie.
[US](con. 1916) G. Swarthout Tin Lizzie Troop (1978) 132: Cochita, you’re just the sweet patootie I’ve been looking for.
[US]L. Heinemann Paco’s Story (1987) 64: Ah’d love to roll in da hay wit-cha, my sweetes’ little patootie.
[US]Eble Campus Sl. Fall 2: cutie-patootie – another word used for a person who is attractive or cute.
[UK]C. James in Observer 30 Oct. [Internet] Just because some baroque narcissist in the Oval Office had declared atomic war [...] when the hottest patootie in the West Wing typing pool swerved away from the outstretched plea of his tiny hands.

2. (US) the penis.

[US] in Randolph & Legman Ozark Folksongs and Folklore (1992) I 322: I wish I was in Alabam’, / A settin’ on a rail, / My old patootie in my hand, / An a yaller gal by the tail.

3. (US, also rooty-patootie, tootie) the buttocks; the anus.

[US](con. WWII) B. Cochrell Barren Beaches of Hell 42: Well kiss my patootie.
[US]E. Shepard Doom Pussy 23: You’ll get pinked in the patootie.
[US](con. 1940s) E. Thompson Tattoo (1977) 70: You hear with your patoot, curlylocks.
[US]L. Heinemann Close Quarters (1987) 233: Fucken-A bet yer sweet tooties, El-tee.
[US]S. Longstreet Straw Boss (1979) 259: You bet your sweet patootie I am.
[US]S. King Misery (1988) 236: ‘But you already, hadn’t you?’ [...] ‘You bet your rooty-patooties I had.’.
[US]R. Campbell Sweet La-La Land (1999) 9: I cut off your dingus and shove it up your sweet patootie.
[US](con. 1964–8) J. Ellroy Cold Six Thousand 377: ‘Tiger Kab packs a knockout punch.’ ‘Tiger Kab kicks Cassius Clay’s patootie.’.

4. an effeminate man.

[US]T. Thursday ‘The Big Squawk’ in Smashing Detective Mag. 15 Apr. [Internet] ‘Naturally,’ said the pet patootie, with his best snooty-snotty eyebrow raise.

In phrases

hot patootie (n.) [hot adj. (1a)]

(US) an attractive young woman.

[US]Pullman Herald (WA) 28 Apr. 11/2: Follwing in the cast: [...] Hot patootie - stewed tailor - Gibson . . . Paul Douglas.
[US] ‘Miscellaneous Notes’ in AS III:3 259: ‘Hot patootie,’ ‘the calf’s lesson in curves,’ ‘sweet mamma,’ and the ‘snake’s hips’.
[US]R. O’Brien ‘Hot Patootie’ [lyrics] Hot patootie, bless my soul, I really love that rock ’n roll.
[US]Joe Fournier ‘All About Irene’ [lyrics] Well Wayne got married to an uptown beauty / and Jimmy’s new ex is a real hot patootie.
sweet patootie (n.)

1. a woman, a girlfriend.

[US]Eve. World (NY) 4 May 14/3: [cartoon caption] You did finally meet y’ “sweet patootie’s” father, huh?
[Can]Windsor Star (Ontario) 28 Nov. 4/3: She’s my sweet patootie girl [...] She’s the only girl I love.
Lansing State Jrnl (MI) 27 Sept. 4/3: ‘Phyllis doesn’t either love you" She’s my sweet patootie’.
Green Bay Press-Gaz. (WI) 11 June 18/4: [cartoon caption] Maybe she be my sweet patootie because we both dumb in the head.
[US]Monteleone Criminal Sl. (rev. edn).
[US]L. McMurtry Horseman, Pass By (1997) 114: Ain’t she a sweet patootie?
[US]T. Berger Sneaky People (1980) 160: You’re a sweet patootie.
[US]‘Iceberg Slim’ Airtight Willie and Me 171: He won’t leave his sweet patootie crying at the church.
Dly World (Opelousas, LA) 14 Feb. 4/2: You are my true love, my sweet patootie’.
Record (Hackensack, NJ) 3 Feb. F10/5: All the better to juudge whether the person you are meeting has ‘sweet patootie’ potential.

2. used as a risible, semi-approving description .

[US]Wash. Times (DC) 13 Apr. 11/3: here’s our old college friend [...] and get that fringe on his upper lip! Isn’t it all to the sweet patootie?
[UK]Eve. Teleg. (Dundee) 8 Sept. 3/2: If his wife is a swell dame and the sweet patootie, she’ll certainly say it with plates and tell him right where to get off.

In exclamations

sweet patootie!

(US) a general excl.

[US]T.A. Dorgan in Zwilling TAD Lex. (1993) 80: Sweet patootie — Did you see the face on Ada — She looks as though she was in a gas attack without a mask.
[US]R. Lardner Big Town 56: ‘Sweet patootie!’ I said. ‘That’s only half your income.’.
[US]C. Coe Hooch! 182: ‘Six hundred dollars,’ Flenger grunted. ‘Sweet patootie!’.