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[pronounced as an alveolar click; spelling pronunciation tuht] /pronounced as an alveolar click; spelling pronunciation tʌt/
(used as an exclamation of contempt, disdain, impatience, etc.)
for shame!
an exclamation of “tut.”.
verb (used without object), tutted, tutting.
to utter the exclamation “tut.”.
Also, tut-tut.
Origin of tut
1520-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • tut, tut, Paddy, my lad; you've gone in the wrong direction altogether for them.

    The O'Ruddy Stephen Crane
  • It was a constant repetition of one note, a gentle "tut, tut, tut."

    Little Brothers of the Air Olive Thorne Miller
  • tut, tut, to think now that so great a friend should be affronted at such a trifle.

  • tut, tut, Mr. Traill, you are making far too much of a small matter.

    Greyfriars Bobby Eleanor Atkinson
  • "tut, tut; a night's rest will set you up," said Stone hastily.

    A Romance of Toronto Annie Gregg Savigny
British Dictionary definitions for tut


/pronounced as an alveolar click; spelling pron tʌt/
interjection, noun, verb tuts, tutting, tutted
short for tut-tut
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Word Origin and History for tut

1520s, along with tush (mid-15c.), a natural interjection expressing contempt.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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