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2 letters words from 'toss'

OS 2SO 2
ST 2TO 2

All 4 letters words made out of toss

toss otss tsos stos osts sots toss otss tsos stos osts sots tsso stso tsso stso ssto ssto osst sost osst sost ssot ssot

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Definitions and meaning of toss



From Middle English tossen (to buffet about, agitate, toss; to sift or winnow), of uncertain origin. Perhaps from Old Norse (compare dialectal Norwegian tossa, dialectal Swedish tossa (to strew, spread)), or perhaps from an alteration of Middle English tosen (to tease, pull apart, shred; to wound, injure). Compare also Dutch tassen (to pile or heap up, stack).

The Welsh tos (a quick jerk) and tosio (to jerk, toss) are probably borrowed from the English.


  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /tɒs/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /tɔs/
  • (cotcaught merger, Canada) IPA(key): /tɑs/
  • Rhymes: -ɒs


toss (plural tosses)

  1. A throw, a lob, of a ball etc., with an initial upward direction, particularly with a lack of care.
  2. (cricket, soccer) The toss of a coin before a cricket match in order to decide who bats first, or before a football match in order to decide the direction of play.
  3. A haughty throwing up of the head.
  4. (British slang) A jot, in the phrase 'give a toss'.
    I couldn't give a toss about her.
  5. (British slang) A state of agitation; commotion.
  6. (Billingsgate Fish Market slang) A measure of sprats.

Derived terms

  • argue the toss



toss (third-person singular simple present tosses, present participle tossing, simple past and past participle tossed or (obsolete) tost)

  1. To throw with an initial upward direction.
    Toss it over here!
  2. To lift with a sudden or violent motion.
    to toss the head
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      He tossed his arm aloft, and proudly told me, / He would not stay.
  3. To agitate; to make restless.
  4. To subject to trials; to harass.
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      Whom devils fly, thus is he tossed of men.
  5. To flip a coin, to decide a point of contention.
    We should toss for it.
    I'll toss you for it.
  6. (informal) To discard: to toss out
    I don't need it any more; you can just toss it.
  7. To stir or mix (a salad).
    to toss a salad; a tossed salad.
  8. (British slang) To masturbate
  9. (transitive, informal) To search (a room or a cell), sometimes leaving visible disorder, as for valuables or evidence of a crime.
    "Someone tossed just his living room and bedroom." / "They probably found what they were looking for."
  10. (intransitive) To roll and tumble; to be in violent commotion.
    tossing and turning in bed, unable to sleep
  11. (intransitive) To be tossed, as a fleet on the ocean, or as a ship in heavy seas.
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  12. (obsolete) To keep in play; to tumble over.
    to spend four years in tossing the rules of grammar
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  13. (rowing) To peak (the oars), to lift them from the rowlocks and hold them perpendicularly, the handle resting on the bottom of the boat.
  14. (British slang) To drink in large draughts; to gulp.

Derived terms

  • toss one's cookies
  • tosser
  • toss off
  • tosspot
  • toss in
  • toss and turn
  • tosticated



  • OSTs, SSTO, osts, sots

  • TOSH, to trim.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)