adverb; clipping; other word formation type Spelling change to match pronunciation
Totally, definitely. It is used liked totally, but considered to be less of a hippy saying and more acceptable. It essentially means definitely. This is a clipping of totally
“We should totes hang out some time!”
Etymology : Comes from total(adj)+ly(suffix) to be an adverb. It was first recorded in the 16 hundreds.(etymonline) It is clipped and has altered spelling to match the way it is said to just totes to be quicker to say.
Source : Heard from a friend in 2011.
Last modified: 25 November 2013