put–down

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noun \ˈpu̇t-ˌdau̇n\

Definition of put–down

  1. :  an act or instance of putting down; especially :  a humiliating remark

1932

First Known Use of put–down

1932


PUT–DOWN Defined for English Language Learners

put–down

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noun \ˈpu̇t-ˌdau̇n\

Definition of put–down for English Language Learners

  • : a statement that criticizes or insults someone

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