- a short, full skirt, usually made of several layers of tarlatan or tulle, worn by ballerinas.
Origin of tutu
- Desmond (Mpi·lo) [uh m-pee-loh] /əmˈpi loʊ/, born 1931, South African Anglican clergyman and civil-rights activist: Nobel Peace Prize 1984; archbishop of Cape Town since 1986.
Related Words for tutupetticoat, dress, kilt, sarong, hoop, mini, dirndl, pannier, midi, culottes, tutu
Examples from the Web for tutu
Contemporary Examples of tutu
She stands, dressed in a tutu, on one pointed foot in a heightened fifth position.Revealing The Unseen Picasso
November 3, 2014
A tutu clad Swift refuses to pirouette with her fellow ballerinas, preferring to pelvic thrust like a rebel instead.Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’ Is Disappointing
August 19, 2014
In November 2011, Carlton “Tutu” Archer of the Tooka gang was shot to death.Chicago’s Gun-Toting Gang Girl: ‘Lil Snoop’
April 29, 2014
No one else—not even Tutu himself—had the moral authority to hold South Africa together.Mandela: The Miracle Maker
December 5, 2013
From there, the life of The Tutu becomes as fascinating as the novel itself.This Week’s Hot Reads: Sept. 17, 2013
September 16, 2013
Historical Examples of tutu
The name Marduk appears here under the ideographic designation Tutu.The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria
(b) Plautus represents the hoot of an owl by tutu in the Menaechmi, 654; and in the Carm.Latin Pronunciation
Harry Thurston Peck
And the little old man walked away, humming: "Tutu—turlututu—lututu!"Paul and His Dog, v.1 (Novels of Paul de Kock Volume XIII)
Charles Paul de Kock
A man called Tutu and his wife Ila reached the island of Tutuila, and named it so by the union of their names.
Tutu the man and Ila the woman came from the eastward, and dwelt on the island.
- a very short skirt worn by ballerinas, made of projecting layers of stiffened sheer material
Word Origin for tutu
- a shrub, Coriaria arborea, of New Zealand, having seeds that are poisonous to farm animals
Word Origin for tutu
- Desmond . born 1931, South African clergyman, noted for his opposition to apartheid: Anglican Bishop of Johannesburg (1984–86) and Archbishop of Cape Town (1986–96); in 1995 he became leader of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, established to investigate human rights violations during the apartheid era. Nobel peace prize 1984
Word Origin and History for tutu
ballet skirt, 1910, from French tutu, alteration of cucu, infantile reduplication of cul "bottom, backside."