tsk

or tsk·tsk

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

interjection

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

noun

an exclamation of “tsk.”

verb (used without object)

to utter the exclamation “tsk.”

Nearby words

  1. tsiolkovsky, konstantin eduardovich,
  2. tsiranana,
  3. tsiranana, philibert,
  4. tsitsihar,
  5. tsitsith,
  6. tskhinvali,
  7. tso,
  8. tsonga,
  9. tsotsi,
  10. tsotsitaal

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Word Origin and History for tsking

tsk

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper