Wednesday, December 09, 2009

tutu [ˈtoō, toō]
a female ballet dancer's costume consisting of a bodice and an attached skirt incorporating numerous layers of fabric, this being either short and stiff and projecting horizontally from the waist (the classical tutu) or long, soft, and bell-shaped (the romantic tutu).
classical tutu
ORIGIN early 20th cent.: from French, child's alteration of cucu, informal diminutive of cul ‘buttocks.’
ruff |rəf|
1. a projecting starched frill worn around the neck, characteristic of Elizabethan and Jacobean costume.

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