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tut–tut

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

Definition of tut–tut

  1. :  tut

1566

First Known Use of tut–tut

1566


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tut–tut

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verb \ˈtət-ˈtət\

Definition of tut–tut

tut–tutted

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tut–tutting

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to express disapproval or disbelief by or as if by uttering tut <editorialists tut-tutted over the recent congressional scandal>

1873

First Known Use of tut–tut

1873


TUT–TUT Defined for English Language Learners

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tut–tut

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

Definition of tut–tut for English Language Learners

  • —used to show disapproval


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tut–tut

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verb \ˈtət-ˈtət\

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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