tutu

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noun tu·tu \ˈtü-(ˌ)tü\

Definition of tutu

  1. :  a short projecting skirt worn by a ballerina

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Origin and Etymology of tutu

French, from (baby talk) tutu backside


First Known Use: 1913


Tutu

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biographical name tu·tu \ˈtü-ˌtü\

Definition of Tutu

  1. Desmond Mpilo 1931–     South African clergyman and political activist


TUTU Defined for English Language Learners

tutu

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noun tu·tu \ˈtü-(ˌ)tü\

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

tutu

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noun tu·tu \ˈtü-ˌtü\

Definition of tutu for Students

plural

tutus

  1. :  a short skirt that extends out and is worn by a ballerina


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