put-down

[poot-doun]
noun
1.
a landing of an aircraft.
2.
Informal.
a.
a disparaging, belittling, or snubbing remark.
b.
a remark or act intended to humiliate or embarrass someone.
Also, putdown.


Origin:
1960–65; noun use of verb phrase put down

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