tut-tut[two t-like sounds produced by suction rather than plosion; conventional spelling pronunciation, tŭtˈtŭtˈ]
- Tut-tut is defined as something said to show annoyance or to call someone on bad behavior.
An example of tut-tut is what someone says when talking about a congressman who got caught in a sex scandal.
tut-tut definition by Webster's New World
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interjection, noun, intransitive verb
tut-tut definition by American Heritage Dictionary
intransitive verb tut-tut·ted, tut-tut·ting, tut-tuts
To express annoyance, impatience, or mild reproof: “those fussy fellows at the State Department tut-tutting about lack of reform in the political system” (John Hughes).