Tityre-tu

noun
\ ¦titərē¦t(y)ü \
plural -s

Definition of Tityre-tu

: one of a gang of roistering brawling young blades in 17th century London similar to the Mohocks

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History and Etymology for Tityre-tu

from Latin Tityre tu (patulae recubans sub tegmine fagi) Tityrus, thou reclining beneath the shelter of the spreading beech tree, opening line of the 1st Eclogue of Vergil; from their being regarded as wealthy and idle

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“Tityre-tu.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tityre-tu. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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