'tude

[ tood, tyood ]
/ tud, tyud /
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noun Slang.

an arrogant attitude.

Nearby words

  1. 'splain,
  2. 'swounds,
  3. 't,
  4. 'til,
  5. 'tis,
  6. 'twas,
  7. 'tween,
  8. 'tween deck,
  9. 'twere,
  10. 'twill

Origin of 'tude

short for attitude

-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

< Latin -tūdō (> French -tude)

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British Dictionary definitions for tude

-tude

suffix forming nouns

indicating state or conditionplenitude

Word Origin for -tude

from Latin -tūdō

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Word Origin and History for tude

-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.

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