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tut

[pronounced as an alveolar click; spelling pronunciation tuht] /pronounced as an alveolar click; spelling pronunciation tʌt/
interjection
1.
(used as an exclamation of contempt, disdain, impatience, etc.)
2.
for shame!
noun
3.
an exclamation of “tut.”.
verb (used without object), tutted, tutting.
4.
to utter the exclamation “tut.”.
Also, tut-tut.
Origin of tut
1520-1530
1520-30
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  • tut, tut, Paddy, my lad; you've gone in the wrong direction altogether for them.

    The O'Ruddy Stephen Crane
  • tut, tut, my dear sir, you must really pay attention to these details.

    The Return of Sherlock Holmes Arthur Conan Doyle
  • tut, tut, to think now that so great a friend should be affronted at such a trifle.

  • "tut, my dear," says the old lady, mightily pleased nevertheless.

    Molly Bawn Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
  • "tut, tut; a night's rest will set you up," said Stone hastily.

    A Romance of Toronto Annie Gregg Savigny
British Dictionary definitions for tut

tut

/pronounced as an alveolar click; spelling pron tʌt/
interjection, noun, verb tuts, tutting, tutted
1.
short for tut-tut
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Word Origin and History for tut

1520s, along with tush (mid-15c.), a natural interjection expressing contempt.

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