Definition of tutu
: a short projecting skirt worn by a ballerina
Recent Examples of tutu from the Web
Maggie Gardner of Hartford, a 14-year breast cancer survivor, was at the park, resplendent in pink – tutu, fairy wings and a pink butterfly headband.
In a classroom full of girls in tutus and tights, Mira Fencl blends right in.
Another team that turned my head was The Glitter Girls: Five ladies dressed as 7-year-old beauty pageant contestants wearing tutus, tiaras and sashes.
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Origin and Etymology of tutu
French, from (baby talk) tutu backside
First Known Use: 1913
Definition of Tutu
Desmond Mpilo 1931– South African clergyman and political activist
TUTU Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of tutu for English Language Learners
: a short skirt that is made of many layers of material and that is worn by a ballerina
TUTU Defined for Kids
Definition of tutu for Students
: a short skirt that extends out and is worn by a ballerina
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