- an arrogant attitude.
Origin of 'tude
- 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
Examples from the Web for tude
Contemporary Examples of tude
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
July 13, 2011
Historical Examples of tude
I cannot undo the tude door,' I called to them; 'come and break it open!'Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles
Mrs. Henry Wood
Nor, in order to accomplish this, is it necessary to make such a bravura piece of the tude as so many pianists ignorantly do.
In the tude called “Waldesrauschen” will be found some ingenious double counterpoint.
A complete bibliography is given by Maurice Dutrait, in his tude sur la vie et le thtre de Crbillon .
Georges Duplessis: Gavarni, tude, orne de 14 dessins indits.The History of Modern Painting, Volume 2 (of 4)
- indicating state or conditionplenitude
Word Origin for -tude
syllable formed when the word-forming element -ude, forming abstract nouns from adjectives and participles, is fixed to a base or to another suffix ending in -t or -te; from French -ude, from Latin -udo (genitive -udinis). As a word in its own right, teenager slang shortening of attitude, it dates from 1970s.