tut-tut

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

Origin of tut-tut

First recorded in 1585–95
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British Dictionary definitions for tut-tutting

tut-tut

interjection
  1. an exclamation of mild reprimand, disapproval, or surprise
verb -tuts, -tutting or -tutted
  1. (intr) to express disapproval by the exclamation of "tut-tut"
noun
  1. the act of tut-tutting
Often shortened to: tut
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