tut-tut


1tut–tut

interjection \two alveolar or dental clicks; often read as ˈtət-ˈtət\

—used to show disapproval

Full Definition of TUT-TUT

:  tut

First Known Use of TUT-TUT

1566

2tut–tut

intransitive verb \ˈtət-ˈtət\

: to show disapproval by making a sound (such as “tut-tut”) : to say something that expresses disapproval

tut–tut·tedtut–tut·ting

Full Definition of TUT-TUT

:  to express disapproval or disbelief by or as if by uttering tut <editorialists tut-tutted over the recent congressional scandal>

First Known Use of TUT-TUT

1873

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