1. a high-class prostitute.
|Sporting Times 7 Feb. 3/2: (All sorts of other people with no parts in paticular, Dooks, Duchesses, Tarts, Totties [etc.]).|
|Bulletin (Sydney) 24 Feb. 26/2: At last the bobby [...] returned with another constable and a cab, and the whole bevy of now wildly hilarious Totties were run-in for being disorderly and for not having an auctioneer’s licence.|
|Sun. Times (Perth) 25 Sept. 4/8: Den along comes two Monte Carlo [a well-known Perth brothel] Totties and Danny Jamieson from der Goldfields Club.|
|Main Street (1921) 334: ‘She looks like an absolute totty,’ said all the Mrs. Sam Clarks, disapprovingly.|
2. a young woman, or boy, usu. one who is sexually available; also collectively.
|‘In The Future’ [lyrics] If ladies join the Army on the sly, / Should they dress them up as Scotties, I somehow think those Totties / Would all become deserters by-and-bye.|
|Bulletin (Sydney) 23 Aug. 14/4: What odds to a golden-haired Tottie / Is the loss of a dissolute swain? / If her rival is driving him ‘dotty’ / Miss Tot hasn’t suffered in vain.|
|Minor Dialogues 232: And I say (to Attentive Steward) choose good-looking Tottie for me, mind. (Blasé Boys introduced to wall-flowers). [Ibid.] 283: second youth: (with blasé air). Good-looking Tottie? joyous youth: Ab-so-lutely lovely, my boy. I tell you she even knocked me silly.|
|Bulletin (Sydney) 5 July 12/2: By then the legitimate unemployed were right out of it, and the draggle-tailed Totties and the wharf-rats and chronic sots were in full possession. It simply rained beer in that lane.|
|Coburg Leader (Vic.) 21 Jan. 4/4: That Tottie ought to be satisfied with her boy without writing to other girls’ boys.|
|Dubliners (1956) 23: Then he asked us which of us had the most sweethearts. Mahony mentioned lightly that he had three totties.‘An Encounter’|
|Ulysses 323: Lying up in the hotel Pisser was telling me once a month with headache like a totty with her courses.|
|Babbitt (1974) 272: He saw you out the other night with a gang of totties.|
|Horse’s Mouth (1948) 115: I was wondering who gave all the flowers to a totty like I won’t say who and all the kicks to me, just because my features weren’t out of the matchbox.|
|Room at the Top (1959) 211: She has a pal, some old tottie that lends her a flat.|
|All Night Stand 13: As long as [...] there’s a totty afterwards who wants to find out if she can satisfy the soul of a raving blues player.|
|Fixx 273: Me, a couple of totties, maybe a guest celebrity.|
|Guardian Guide 19–25 June 30: [of a boy] Ageing queens interested in a bit of Moroccan totty.|
|Reach 1: Look, first the old ‘josser’, as Joyce has it, is talking about tottie. Then when he comes back he’s talking about whipping naughty boys.|
|Indep. 23 Nov. 48: First, catch your totty.|
3. attrib. use of sense 2.
|Guardian Sport 16 Apr. 16: Minute a top class professional walks in a room, your totty classes is mentally removing his athletic support.|
|Fleshmarket Close (2005) 57: ‘Things have picked up on the totty front just lately’.|
4. (Aus.) a chorus-girl (the inference is of on-stage vulgarity and off-stage promiscuity).
|Bulletin (Sydney) 7 Sept. 32/1: Now this is a song for the Bald Brigade / That carries a gold-knobbed stick, / And gathers at halls of the leg-show grade / Where Totties spring forth and kick.|
pursuing young girls.
|Illus. Police News 15 July 4/1: I’ve made up my mind [...] not to go about boozing or totty-mashing any more.|
(Aus.) a brothel.
|W.A. Sun. Times (Perth) 4 Aug. 1/1: the flash bludger and Tottie shop tout is also painfully frequent thereabouts.|
|Sun. Times (Perth) 16 Oct. 4/8: We’re tired of the manikin-monkey / Who’s either a laundryman brown / Or a spirtless Tottie-shop flunkey.|
|Sun. Times (Perth) 13 Sept. 4/7: Larks hunks of bawl and Tottie-shop grief.|
a woman whose dress resembles a ‘coat of many colours’.
|Passing Eng. of the Victorian Era.|
an asthmatic or a sufferer from tuberculosis who still manages to muster some degree of style.
|Passing Eng. of the Victorian Era.|