3 -tude


-tude Latinate suffix forming abstract nouns from adjectives and participles (corresponding to native -NESS (Cf. -ness)), from Fr. -tude, from L. -tudo (gen. -tudinis). As a word in its own right, teenager slang shortening of ATTITUDE (Cf. attitude), it dates from 1970s.

Etymology dictionary. 2014.

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.