Definition of tutu
: a short projecting skirt worn by a ballerina
Recent Examples of tutu from the Web
Every woman should wear a (fill-in-the-blank) at least once in her life: An adult tutu (and NOT to a bachelorette party).
At their home, 3-year-old Hiba, dressed in a pink tutu, tears around like a ballerina in a whirlwind.
Lenin has been known to sport a tutu during Seattle’s gay pride parade and has been strung with Christmas lights around the holidays.
Tinkerbell is a man in a white tutu, who speaks in a garble impossible to understand.
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.
His photograph of a young woman in a tutu atop the wall was reprinted all over the world.
A tutu and a tiara, and a (feathered) boa and a lot of pink.
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Origin and Etymology of tutu
French, from (baby talk) tutu backside
First Known Use: 1913See Words from the same year
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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