[ pronounced as an alveolar click; spelling pronunciation tuht ]
/ pronounced as an alveolar click; spelling pronunciation tʌt /
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(used as an exclamation of contempt, disdain, impatience, etc.)
an exclamation of “tut.”
verb (used without object), tut·ted, tut·ting.
to utter the exclamation “tut.”
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Origin of tut
First recorded in 1520–30
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British Dictionary definitions for tut
/ (pronounced as an alveolar click; spelling pron tʌt) /
interjection, noun, verb tuts, tutting or tutted
short for tut-tut
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