[ tood, tyood ]
/ tud, tyud /
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an arrogant attitude.
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Origin of 'tude
First recorded in 1970–75; shortened form of attitude
Other definitions for 'tude (2 of 2)
a suffix appearing in abstract nouns (generally formed from Latin adjectives or participles) of Latin origin (latitude; altitude); on this model, used in the formation of new nouns: platitude.
Origin of -tude
<Latin -tūdō (>French -tude)
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How to use 'tude in a sentence
In his bolo tie and cowboy hat, Coleman was not afraid to offer this un-PC lyric: “Hey Indian dude … don’t cope a ‘tude.”Harry Potter Hip-Hop|Jaimie Etkin|July 13, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Altitude, alt′i-tude, n. height: a point or position at a height above the sea: high rank or eminence.
Svin, F. tude sur les origines rvolutionnaires des codes Napolon.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte|William Milligan Sloane
It rarely happened that she received his good-night kiss until she had played a nocturne or an tude for which he asked.A Speckled Bird|Augusta J. Evans Wilson
Quoted, without date, by Marchand, tude historique et nosographique sur quelques pidmies et endmies du moyen ge.A History of Epidemics in Britain (Volume I of II)|Charles Creighton
Ce nest ni une tude, ni une srie de problmes avec leurs solutions.The Principles of Language-Study|Harold E. Palmer
British Dictionary definitions for 'tude (1 of 2)
/ (tjuːd, tuːd) /
slang a hostile or defiant manner
Word Origin for ’tude
C20: from attitude
British Dictionary definitions for 'tude (2 of 2)
suffix forming nouns
indicating state or conditionplenitude
Word Origin for -tude
from Latin -tūdō
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