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put-down

[poo t-doun] /ˈpʊtˌdaʊn/
noun
1.
a landing of an aircraft.
2.
Informal.
  1. a disparaging, belittling, or snubbing remark.
  2. a remark or act intended to humiliate or embarrass someone.
Also, putdown.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; noun use of verb phrase put down
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Examples for put-down
  • Not helpful, to me, is the sarcasm and put-down language.
British Dictionary definitions for put-down

put down

verb (transitive, adverb)
1.
to make a written record of
2.
to repress to put down a rebellion
3.
to consider; account they put him down for an ignoramus
4.
to attribute I put the mistake down to his inexperience
5.
to put to death, because of old age or illness the vet put the cat down
6.
to table on the agenda the MPs put down a motion on the increase in crime
7.
to put (a baby) to bed
8.
to dismiss, reject, or humiliate
noun
9.
a cruelly crushing remark
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Slang definitions & phrases for put-down

put-down

noun

Something disparaging, humiliating, or deflating; a reducing insult; knock: since it is such a neat put-down of the arrogant administrator (late 1950s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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