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tut-tut

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

First Known Use of tut-tut

1566

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tut-tut

verb \ ˈtət-ˈtət \

Definition of tut-tut

tut-tutted; tut-tutting
: 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

in the meaning defined above

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TUT-TUT Defined for English Language Learners

tut-tut

Definition of tut-tut for English Language Learners

  • —used to show disapproval


tut-tut

Definition of tut-tut for English Language Learners

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


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