tu quoque

[ too -kwoh-kwe; English too -kwoh-kwee, -kwey, tyoo ]
/ tu ˈkwoʊ kwɛ; English tu ˈkwoʊ kwi, -kweɪ, tyu /

Latin.

thou too: a retort by one charged with a crime accusing an opponent who has brought the charges of a similar crime.

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Example sentences from the Web for tu quoque

  • This accounts for the force of example, and the frequency of the tu-quoque style of argument.

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  • You waste your time in hurling a common 'tu-quoque' at one who hugs the worst.

British Dictionary definitions for tu quoque

tu quoque
/ Latin (tjuː ˈkwəʊkwɪ) /

interjection

you likewise: a retort made by a person accused of a crime implying that the accuser is also guilty of the same crime
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