Tut-tut Definition

two t -like sounds produced by suction rather than plosion; conventional spelling pronunciation, tŭttŭt
tut tuts, tut-tut
verb
tut tuts, tut-tut
To express annoyance, impatience, or mild reproof.
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Synonyms:
tuttsk
interjection
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.
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An expression of annoyance or impatience.

Wiktionary

An exclamation of disapproval.

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noun

The sound of such an exclamation of disapproval.

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Other Word Forms of Tut-tut

Noun

Singular:
tut-tut
Plural:
tut tuts

Origin of Tut-tut

  • Imitative

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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