tutu


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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.
References in classic literature ?
Imagine twenty thousand of them breaking into the midst of an European army, confounding the ranks, overturning the carriages, battering the warriors' faces into mummy by terrible yerks from their hinder hoofs; for they would well deserve the character given to Augustus, RECALCITRAT UNDIQUE TUTUS.
Bridgette, who is having a haircut, asks Tutu in a (https://www.
Or, DIY it with as much shimmer as you like by bedazzling a leotard and tutu with loose rhinestones.
Leah Tutu and family the best wishes of the government and people of South Africa for his speedy recovery.
Mpho Tutu followed her father's footsteps and became a cleric in the Anglican Church.
Tutu was held captive by the Sudanese army during a joint attack launched by the JEM and the rebel Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) against army position in Al-Tayes area in South Kordofan.
The auction house uncovered a picture of the Sadler's Wells star in the tutu as she performed as Odette at Covent Garden in 1948.
The very tutu that was wrapped around the slender waist of ballet legend Dame Alicia Markova during Swan Lake was the star lot at Fieldings Auctioneers' Stourbridge sale on Saturday, realising a staggering PS2,600.
To be noted, Tutu bullets are banned under international law but occupation forces continue to use it.
Desmond Tutu's father, Zachariah Zelilo Tutu (known as ZZ), was a teacher and a Methodist primary school principal.
Tutu and the members of the TRC were well aware that truth is highly contestable, particularly in a nation wracked by violence, trauma, and revenge, and in a forum where personal testimony was elicited from violators while many victims--dead or disempowered--were unable to articulate their version of events.
The crowdfunded documentary, working title The Foolishness of God: Desmond Tutu and Forgiveness, tells the life story of the former Archbishop of Cape Town.