An example of tut-tut is what someone says when talking about a congressman who got caught in a sex scandal.
intransitive verbtut-tut·ted, tut-tut·ting, tut-tuts
Origin of tut-tutImitative.
(third-person singular simple present tut-tuts, present participle tut-tutting, simple past and past participle tut-tutted)
- To express such a sound, especially as a mild reproof
- An exclamation of disapproval.
(plural tut tuts)
- The sound of such an exclamation of disapproval.