[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.”
- to utter the exclamation “tsk.”
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Word Origin and History for tsks
sound expressing commisseration or disapproval, 1947; as a verb, tsk-tsk is recorded from 1967.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper