What Does The Word Tote Mean?


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The word tote refers to a type of a bag. It is inspired from a shopping bag and resembles a carry all. This kind of a bag is used to carry several things and hence it is very sturdy and rectangular in shape. It has an open top with two strap handles at the side. It may or may not have several zip compartments. This bag is known as tote bag and is useful for various purposes such as carrying legos, snacks, sun glasses and grocery. Thus it has multi-purpose bag.

Tote is also a word used in African-American language. It is slang or a colloquial term for carrying or bearing something for a long distance with considerable difficulty. This word has African origins and is commonly used by Negroes. Lug, drag, heave etc are synonyms of tote.

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