perhaps corruption of potato
slang, often used with ‘sweet’
“sweetheart, pretty girl,” colloquial American English, 1921, perhaps a corruption of potato (c.f. sweet potato). Sweet patootie is recorded from 1919 as a generic exclamation.
[1921+; perhaps fr a play on sweet potato suggested by sweetheart and potato as used, like tomato, to mean a person]
Abstaining from liquor; teetotal, at least temporarily: Monty didn’t drink, and Clifton James went on the wagon
[1904+; first attested as on the water cart in 1902]
[pat-uh s; Portuguese pah-too s] /ˈpæt əs; Portuguese ˈpɑ tʊs/ noun 1. La·go·a dos [luh-gaw-uh doo s] /ləˈgɔ ə dʊs/ (Show IPA) a lagoon on the Atlantic Coast in SE Brazil: Pôrto Alegre is on the lagoon. About 150 miles (240 km) long and 30 miles (48 km) wide. payment at time of service
1. variant of before a vowel.
[puh-tras, pa-truh s] /pəˈtræs, ˈpæ trəs/ noun 1. Greek Patrai [pah-tre] /ˈpɑ trɛ/ (Show IPA). a seaport in the Peloponnesus, in W Greece, on the Gulf of Patras. 2. Gulf of, an inlet of the Ionian Sea in the NW Peloponnesus, 10 miles (16 km) long; 25 miles (40 km) wide. /pəˈtræs; ˈpætrəs/ noun 1. […]
[ahd pah-tres; English ad pey-treez] /ɑd ˈpɑ trɛs; English æd ˈpeɪ triz/ adjective, Latin. 1. . [pah-tres kohn-skrip-tee; English pey-treez kuh n-skrip-tahy, -tee, pah-, pa-] /ˈpɑ trɛs koʊnˈskrɪp ti; English ˈpeɪ triz kənˈskrɪp taɪ, -ti, ˈpɑ-, ˈpæ-/ plural noun, Latin. 1. .