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tu·tu

 (to͞o′to͞o)
n.
A short skirt, often consisting of many layers of gathered sheer fabric, worn by ballerinas.

[French, perhaps alteration of cucu, baby-talk reduplication of cul, buttocks; see culotte.]

tutu

(ˈtuːtuː)
n
(Ballet) a very short skirt worn by ballerinas, made of projecting layers of stiffened sheer material
[from French, changed from the nursery word cucu backside, from cul, from Latin cūlus the buttocks]

tutu

(ˈtuːtuː)
n
(Plants) a shrub, Coriaria arborea, of New Zealand, having seeds that are poisonous to farm animals
[Māori]

Tutu

(ˈtuːtuː)
n
(Biography) Desmond. born 1931, South African clergyman, noted for his opposition to apartheid: Anglican Bishop of Johannesburg (1984–86) and Archbishop of Cape Town (1986–96); in 1995 he became leader of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, established to investigate human rights violations during the apartheid era. Nobel peace prize 1984

tu•tu

(ˈtuˌtu)

n., pl. -tus.
a short, full skirt, usu. made of several layers of tarlatan or tulle, worn by ballerinas.
[1925–30; < French]
tu′tued`, adj.

Tu•tu

(ˈtu tu)

n.
Desmond (Mpilo), born 1931, South African Anglican clergyman and civil-rights activist: Nobel peace prize 1984.

tutu

Originally a short petticoat sewn together between the legs at each performance for concealment; now short classical ballet skirt made of underpants trimmed with several layers of superimposed frills.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Tutu - South African prelate and leader of the antiapartheid struggle (born in 1931)
2.tutu - very short skirt worn by ballerinastutu - very short skirt worn by ballerinas
skirt - a garment hanging from the waist; worn mainly by girls and women
Translations
تَنّورَة رَقْص
sukénka
balletskørt
tütü
tútú, ballettpils
klostuotas sijonėlis
suknička
balerin eteği

tutu

[ˈtuːtuː] Ntutú m

tutu

[ˈtuːtuː] ntutu m

tutu

nTutu nt, → Ballettröckchen nt

tutu

[ˈtuːtuː] ntutù m inv

tutu

(ˈtuːtuː) noun
a female ballet dancer's short stiff skirt.