tut-tut

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

Definition of tut-tut 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: tut

tut-tut

verb
\ˈtət-ˈtət \
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

interjection

English Language Learners Definition of tut-tut

 (Entry 1 of 2)

—used to show disapproval

tut-tut

verb

English Language Learners Definition of tut-tut (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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