1. a small child
"Someone needs to put a leash on that little tot over there."
"This doll would be perfect for a tot!"
Origin: (from etymonline.com)
"'little child,' 1725, Scottish, of uncertain origin, perhaps a shortened form of totter, or related to Old Norse tottr, nickname of a dwarf (cf. Swedish tutte 'little child,' Danish tommel-tot 'little child,' in which the first element means 'thumb'). Tot-lot 'play ground for young children' is recorded from 1944."
Awkwardness rating: 5
|A tot and her teddy bear. (kidztrainer.com)|