tut-tut

interjection
\ two alveolar or dental clicks How to pronounce tut-tut (audio) ; often read as ˈtət-ˈtət \

Definition of tut-tut

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: tut

tut-tut

verb
\ ˈtət-ˈtət How to pronounce tut-tut (audio) \
tut-tutted; tut-tutting

Definition of tut-tut (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

: 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

Interjection

1566, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1873, in the meaning defined above

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“Tut-tut.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tut-tut. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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