[pronounced as an alveolar click; spelling pronunciation tuht]
(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.”
English Words From The Pharaohs
Most people recognize Ancient Greek and Latin as the primary donors to the English language. However, some of the most ancient words in English actually trace back to Ancient Egypt.
Origin of tut
First recorded in 1520–30
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interjection, noun, verb tuts, tutting or tutted
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1520s, along with tush (mid-15c.), a natural interjection expressing contempt.
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