a landing of an aircraft.
- a disparaging, belittling, or snubbing remark.
- a remark or act intended to humiliate or embarrass someone.
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jibe, knock, cut, snub, humiliation, slight, sarcasm, dig, indignity, insult, gibe, pan, suppression, sneer, disparagement, rebuff
- put upon, be,
- put wise,
- put words in someone's mouth,
- put your foot in your mouth,
- put-up job
Origin of put-down
First recorded in 1960–65; noun use of verb phrase put down
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Examples from the Web for put-down
In Distant Intimacy they are never more amusing than when in put-down mode.
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