Also found in: Wikipedia.
Related to tutty: putty


n. pl. tut·ties
An impure zinc oxide obtained as a sublimate from the flues of zinc-smelting furnaces and used as a polishing powder.

[Middle English tutie, from Old French, from Arabic tūtīyā, from Persian, from Sanskrit tuttham, blue vitriol, probably of Dravidian origin; akin to Kannada tutta.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


(Elements & Compounds) finely powdered impure zinc oxide obtained from the flues of zinc-smelting furnaces and used as a polishing powder
[C14: from Old French tutie, from Arabic tūtiyā, probably from Persian, from Sanskrit tuttha]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
References in periodicals archive ?
TWIN APPEAL (7.45) can stay on track for skilled trainer Karen Tutty. A good winner at Beverley, the eight-year-old remains well treated after his fine third in a competitive Beverley handicap.
THIRSK: 3.55 Gymkhana (Anthony McCann to D O'Meara), 4.30 Admirality (J P Murtagh to Roger Fell), 5.40 Debawtry (J Balding to Phillip Makin), 5.40 Sherzy Boy (R Hannon to Jacqueline Coward), 6.10 Global Exceed (R Cowell to Mrs K Tutty).
Emma Tutty found a large amount of money and a Santa list in Dublin's Blanchardstown on Friday.
The meeting came to a fitting Yorkshire Day climax in race eight when Thornaby Nash, trained by Karen Tutty in Northallerton, and ridden by a thrilled Amy Collier, from Malton, landed the Betfair Novice Amateur Riders' Handicap Stakes.
Pal Gemma Tutty added: "She was so tremendously brave and fought tenaciously right until the end.
The family of Stephanie Tutty from Lambeth are growing increasingly concerned for her welfare following her disappearance.
Allan Tutty, 57, from Sunderland, transformed his health by taking part in the study.
Head organiser Ed Tutty said: "This is our ninth year of running this event and once again both days were a fantastic example of the growing enthusiasm for the sport.
James Madara, and Michael Tutty announce the launch of the STEPS Forward program.
Women are commonly raped and/or sexually coerced by abusive partners (Bergen, 2004; Temple, 2007), 50% of shelter residents in one study (Tutty, & Rothery, 2002a).
The old predecessors believed that tutty increases the sight of eyes.