[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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- short for tut-tut
Word Origin and History for tutted
1520s, along with tush (mid-15c.), a natural interjection expressing contempt.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper