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Tutu

Noun

1 South African prelate and leader of the antiapartheid struggle (born in 1931) [syn: Desmond Tutu]
2 very short skirt worn by ballerinas [syn: ballet skirt]

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English

Noun

  1. A ballet skirt made of layered stiff but light netting.
    The ballet dancers representing the swans wore a white tutu.

Finnish

Verb

tutu

Extensive Definition

Tutu can refer to:
People
  • Osei Kofi Tutu I (died 1717), Ashantehene, ruler of Kumasi, co-founder of the Empire of Ashanti
  • Desmond Tutu (born 1931), South African Archbishop, activist against apartheid, Nobel Peace Prize winner
  • Leah Nomalizo Tutu, wife of Desmond Tutu
Things:
Figures in mythology or popular culture:
Language:
  • Tutu: slang-term, used as a noun or adjective to describe a person or action that is surprising, unexpected, crazy (expressing a funny and friendly sentiment).
  • Tutu, in Hawaii, means grandmother, and is used for any respected, older woman. More informal than Kahuna.
Places:
tutu in German: Tutu
tutu in French: Tutu (homonymie)
tutu in Portuguese: Tutu
tutu in Turkish: Tutu
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