lotties and totties n.
1. generic for chorus girls or other young actresses.
|Western Mail 2 Oct. 6/1: [T]he Lotties and Totties, the Blanches [...] and Violets who flash their charms before the foot-lights.|
|Era (London) 6 June 4/3: The golden youth of the Crutch and Toothpick says, ‘Let's have Lotty and Totty, [...] some Music Hall songs, two or three cellar-flap dances, and the little girl with the skipping-rope, that's the only Drama worth the decimal part of a dump’.|
|Thanet Advertiser 28 Dec. 5/3: [T]he sisters Lottie and Tottie are responsible for the creation of great deal of fun.|
|[perf. Marie Lloyd] If You Want to Get On in Review [lyrics] Where are the ladies? where are the shadies? / The Lizas, the Lotties and Lous? / Where have they gone to? You know they want to / All go in Revues.|
2. prostitutes as a group.
|Referee 15 Nov. in (1909) 165/2: 171/2: If time and space permitted I should like to tell you all about the Lotties and the Totties and the other out-of-work pets who pervaded the stalls, and showed a liberal proportion of their backs – backs and bosoms, too – as bare as they were born.|
|Era (London) 18 Apr. 16/3: His song l about ‘St. John’s Wood,’ the ‘Lotties’ and ‘Totties,’ and Pimlico, is, perhaps, not of the sweetest savour.|
|Pall Mall Gaz. 27 Mar. 4/1: [S]he should not talk of the ‘Lotties and Totties of the Haymarket.’ Piccadilly is understood to be the spot where Sin flaunts herself canary-haired and lower eyelid-painted.|