tut-tut

[ pronounced as two alveolar clicks; spelling pronunciation tuht-tuht ]
/ pronounced as two alveolar clicks; spelling pronunciation ˈtʌtˈtʌt /

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

tut.

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Origin of tut-tut

First recorded in 1585–95

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British Dictionary definitions for tut-tut

tut-tut
/ (pronounced as alveolar clicks; spelling pron ˈtʌtˈtʌt) /

interjection

an exclamation of mild reprimand, disapproval, or surprise

verb -tuts, -tutting or -tutted

(intr) to express disapproval by the exclamation of "tut-tut"

noun

the act of tut-tutting
Often shortened to: tut
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