tsk-tsked; tsk-tsking; tsk-tsks

transitive verb

: to express disapproval of by or as if by uttering tsk

intransitive verb

: to tsk-tsk someone or something

Examples of tsk-tsk in a Sentence

some guests tsk-tsked the fact that the bride and groom were taking selfies

Word History

First Known Use

1943, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of tsk-tsk was in 1943

Dictionary Entries Near tsk-tsk

Cite this Entry

“Tsk-tsk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tsk-tsk. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


: to express disapproval of someone or something by or as if by uttering tsk
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