[too-twah-yey; French ty-twa-yey]
- to address (someone), especially in French, using the familiar forms of the pronoun “you” rather than the more formal forms; address familiarly.
Origin of tutoyer
1690–1700; < French, to address as tu and toi (the familiar singular forms for “you” in French)
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