tut

[pronounced as an alveolar click; spelling pronunciation tuht]
noun
  1. an exclamation of “tut.”
verb (used without object), tut·ted, tut·ting.
  1. to utter the exclamation “tut.”
Also tut-tut.

Origin of tut

First recorded in 1520–30
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Examples from the Web for tut

Contemporary Examples of tut

  • In Berlin, copies of Tut's treasures stand in well for the real ones.

  • The Daily Pic: In Berlin, copies of Tut's treasures stand in well for the real ones.

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    A Clone Is Rival for Tut's Throne

    Blake Gopnik

    September 2, 2013

  • To my huge surprise, I left the Tut spead unconvinced that a show of originals would have been much better, or more informative.

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    A Clone Is Rival for Tut's Throne

    Blake Gopnik

    September 2, 2013

  • That Tut accomplished all this before his 12th birthday suggests Aye was the power behind the throne.

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    The Cult of Tut

    Bruce Feiler

    April 22, 2010

  • Aye continued in power under Tut, who quickly returned to the old capital and restored the old religion.

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    The Cult of Tut

    Bruce Feiler

    April 22, 2010

Historical Examples of tut

  • Tut, tut, Paddy, my lad; you've gone in the wrong direction altogether for them.

    The O'Ruddy

    Stephen Crane

  • Tut, tut, my dear sir, you must really pay attention to these details.

  • "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.

  • Tuttut, I know perfectly well where my dear son falls short.


British Dictionary definitions for tut

tut

interjection, noun, verb tuts, tutting or tutted
  1. 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.

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