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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.
Archbishop Tutus family announced recently that the Archbishop had been re-admitted to hospital following surgery.
The Tutus and their neighbours were poor, but this did not trouble Desmond as a child.
Tutus are made of chicken wire and razor blades, shaped like a circular saw, and jutting out precisely where the partner needs to place his hands.
The Tutus, both Anglican priests, set out to make a case that goodness changes everything: the way we see God, ourselves, others and the world.
English National Ballet will display the tutus at a fundraising catwalk show on June 29 at a summer party at The Orangery in Kensington Palace, London.
The Tutus clearly speak from their own tradition as Anglican priests, though they include interfaith acts of goodness to demonstrate that such virtue is not exclusive to Christianity.
It is also challenging because, as one of the news correspondents who covered the conference stated, "Archbishop Tutus talk, titled: Human Illness and the Experience of Vulnerability, inevitably becomes a fruit salad of sermon, philosophy, health advice, storytelling and comedy.
When Russia's esteemed Kirov Ballet leaps onto the stage of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion next week, it's the only time you'll see tutus during the 2005-06 season of Dance at the Music Center.
To build a collection of 60 tutus, a gorgeous timeline of the company's past, present, and future, NBC dug into its archives for some stunning designs--from the timeless Romantic tutu of Les Sylphides (NBC company premiere dates to 1951) to the sexy, modern tutu from Kudelka's Firebird (2000), designed by Santo Loquasto.
Both soft-bodied dolls have pink tutus, crowns and long skirts that can be added under the tutu.