put-down

or put·down

[poo t-doun]
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noun
  1. a landing of an aircraft.
  2. Informal.
    1. a disparaging, belittling, or snubbing remark.
    2. 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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Word Origin and History for put-down
n.

"insult, snub," 1962, from verbal phrase put down "to snub," attested from c.1400; see put (v.) + down (adv.).

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