- a landing of an aircraft.
- a disparaging, belittling, or snubbing remark.
- a remark or act intended to humiliate or embarrass someone.
Origin of put-down
First recorded in 1960–65; noun use of verb phrase put down
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Related Words for put-downjibe, knock, cut, snub, humiliation, slight, sarcasm, dig, indignity, insult, gibe, pan, suppression, sneer, disparagement, rebuff
Examples from the Web for put-down
Contemporary Examples of put-down
In Distant Intimacy they are never more amusing than when in put-down mode.The Art of Digital Correspondence
May 12, 2013
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