Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A retort accusing an accuser of a similar offense or similar behavior.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An argument whereby an accusation or insult is turned back on the accuser.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A retort consisting of a charge or accusation similar to that which has been made by one's antagonist, as in the case of a person charged with bribery who replies that his accuser's hands are not clean of corruption: also used attributively: as, the tu quoque argument is not conclusive.

Etymologies

Latin tū quoque, you also : , you + quoque, also.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin tu ("you") quoque ("also") (Wiktionary)

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  • I always thought it was 'et tu'

    May 6, 2009

  • A retort claiming that one's opponent is doing the very thing he or she criticizes in others.

    May 20, 2008