tsk

interjection

 a dental click  ;
often read as
ˈtisk How to pronounce tsk (audio)
used to express disapproval

Word History

First Known Use

1937, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tsk was in 1937

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Cite this Entry

“Tsk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tsk. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

tsk

interjection
a t-​sound made by suction rather than explosion; often read as
ˈtisk How to pronounce tsk (audio)
used to express disapproval

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