[ poo t-doun ]
/ ˈpʊtˌdaʊn /
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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Origin of put-down
First recorded in 1960–65; noun use of verb phrase put down
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Word Origin and History for put-down
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