You're darn tootin'

Posted by R. Berg on September 15, 2005

In Reply to: You're darn tootin' posted by Steve Donnelly on September 15, 2005

: Wondering about the origin of the phrase "You're darn tootin'" meaning roughly "damn right!" or enthusiastic agreement with what someone has just said. There is a Laurel and Hardy short by this name from 1927 or so, I wonder if that is the origin of the expression or if it was already in use and they named their film after it.

The phrase was in use earlier. Eric Partridge, A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English dates it to about 1908.