N. A close friend. Coming from "wardie", a term denoting someone from your ward in New Orleanian slang, "wotie" has taken the place of "homeboy" in modern American hip-hop. Arguments abound around who was the first to introduce it, but considering the origins of the term and that New Orleans is unique in its parish and ward systems, it is most likely from a cresent city artist.
I can't turn my back on him, because he is my wotie.
by Robyn Labrador-McPherson November 26, 2003