tut

[ pronounced as an alveolar click; spelling pronunciation tuht ]
/ pronounced as an alveolar click; spelling pronunciation tʌt /
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interjection

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

noun

an exclamation of “tut.”

verb (used without object), tut·ted, tut·ting.

to utter the exclamation “tut.”

Nearby words

  1. tussock grass,
  2. tussock moth,
  3. tussocky,
  4. tussore,
  5. tustin,
  6. tut-tut,
  7. tutankhamen,
  8. tutee,
  9. tutelage,
  10. tutelary

Also tut-tut.

Origin of tut

First recorded in 1520–30

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British Dictionary definitions for tut

tut

/ (pronounced as an alveolar click; spelling pron tʌt) /

interjection, noun, verb tuts, tutting or tutted

short for tut-tut
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Word Origin and History for tut

tut

1520s, along with tush (mid-15c.), a natural interjection expressing contempt.

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