or put·down

[poo t-doun]


a landing of an aircraft.
  1. a disparaging, belittling, or snubbing remark.
  2. a remark or act intended to humiliate or embarrass someone.

Nearby words

  1. put upon, be,
  2. put wise,
  3. put words in someone's mouth,
  4. put your foot in your mouth,
  5. put-and-take,
  6. put-on,
  7. put-out,
  8. put-put,
  9. put-up,
  10. put-up job

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



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

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