[pronounced as an alveolar click; spelling pronunciation tuht]
- (used as an exclamation of contempt, disdain, impatience, etc.)
- for shame!
- an exclamation of “tut.”
- to utter the exclamation “tut.”
Origin of tut
First recorded in 1520–30
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Examples from the Web for tut
In Berlin, copies of Tut's treasures stand in well for the real ones.The Best of 2013’s Daily Pic by Blake Gopnik
December 26, 2013
The Daily Pic: In Berlin, copies of Tut's treasures stand in well for the real ones.
To my huge surprise, I left the Tut spead unconvinced that a show of originals would have been much better, or more informative.
That Tut accomplished all this before his 12th birthday suggests Aye was the power behind the throne.
Aye continued in power under Tut, who quickly returned to the old capital and restored the old religion.
Tut, tut, Paddy, my lad; you've gone in the wrong direction altogether for them.The O'Ruddy
Tut, tut, my dear sir, you must really pay attention to these details.The Return of Sherlock Holmes
Arthur Conan Doyle
"Tut, my dear," says the old lady, mightily pleased nevertheless.Molly Bawn
Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
Tut, tut, Philip, that is not the way to salute your betrothed.Saint Bartholomew's Eve
G. A. Henty
Tut—tut, I know perfectly well where my dear son falls short.Molly Brown's Orchard Home
- short for tut-tut
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Word Origin and History for tut
1520s, along with tush (mid-15c.), a natural interjection expressing contempt.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper