phrases, sayings, idioms and expressions at

Origin of patootie to mean backside

Posted by Chris on April 04, 2001

The popular talk show host has popularized "cutie patootie" and I know what it means. I also know that horse's patoot refers to his posterior. What I'm interested in knowing is how the word patoot came to mean buttox. Is there some form or part of the words that have origins elsewhere? Any help?