tut-tut
I. interjection Date: 1566 tut II. intransitive verb (tut-tutted; tut-tutting) Date: 1873 to express disapproval or disbelief by or as if by uttering tut <
editorialists tut-tutted over the recent congressional scandal
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  • tut-tut — interj., n., vi. see TUT …   English World dictionary

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  • tut-tut — pronounced as two alveolar clicks; spelling pron. /tut tut /, interj., n., v.i., tut tutted, tut tutting. tut. [1585 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • tut-tut — {interj.}, {informal} Used to express mild disapproval. * / Tut tut, said the teacher. You shouldn t cross the street without looking. / * /Tut tut, put that piece of candy back. You ve already had three pieces./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • tut-tut — {interj.}, {informal} Used to express mild disapproval. * / Tut tut, said the teacher. You shouldn t cross the street without looking. / * /Tut tut, put that piece of candy back. You ve already had three pieces./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • tut-tut — interj. informal Used to express mild disapproval. tut tut, said the teacher. You shouldn t cross the street without looking. Tut tut, put that piece of candy back. You ve already had three pieces …   Словарь американских идиом

  • tut-tut — /tʌt ˈtʌt/ (say tut tut), clicked /t t/ (say t t) interjection, noun, verb (i) (tut tutted, tut tutting) → tut1 …   Australian English dictionary

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