Tux definition

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A tuxedo.
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See penguin.
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(colloquial) A tuxedo.
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A cuddly cartoon penguin, the official Linux mascot.
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Noun

Singular:
tux
Plural:
tuxes

Origin of tux

  • Coined by James Hughes as a short form of Torvalds Unix (after Linus Torvalds), perhaps also influenced by the tux (tuxedo) that penguins are sometimes humorously said to be wearing.

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  • Shortening.

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