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tut

[ pronounced as an alveolar click; spelling pronunciation tuht ]
/ pronounced as an alveolar click; spelling pronunciation tʌt /
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interjection
(used as an exclamation of contempt, disdain, impatience, etc.)
for shame!
noun
an exclamation of “tut.”
verb (used without object), tut·ted, tut·ting.
to utter the exclamation “tut.”
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Also tut-tut.

Origin of tut

First recorded in 1520–30
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How to use tut in a sentence

  • A part of Trigger kept tut-tutting and shaking its head at such reckless notions.

    Legacy|James H Schmitz

British Dictionary definitions for tut

tut
/ (pronounced as an alveolar click; spelling pron tʌt) /

interjection, noun, verb tuts, tutting or tutted
short for tut-tut
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