or tsk·tsk

[pronounced as an alveolar click; spelling pronunciation tisk or tisk-tisk]


(used, often in quick repetition, as an exclamation of contempt, disdain, impatience, etc.)
for shame!


an exclamation of “tsk.”

verb (used without object)

to utter the exclamation “tsk.”

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Word Origin and History for tsk

sound expressing commisseration or disapproval, 1947; as a verb, tsk-tsk is recorded from 1967.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper