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tsk

or tsktsk

[pronounced as an alveolar click; spelling pronunciation tisk or tisk-tisk] /pronounced as an alveolar click; spelling pronunciation tɪsk or ˈtɪskˈtɪsk/
interjection
1.
(used, often in quick repetition, as an exclamation of contempt, disdain, impatience, etc.)
2.
for shame!
noun
3.
an exclamation of “tsk.”.
verb (used without object)
4.
to utter the exclamation “tsk.”.
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Word Origin and History for tsking

tsk

sound expressing commisseration or disapproval, 1947; as a verb, tsk-tsk is recorded from 1967.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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