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tut-tut(two t-like sounds produced by suction rather than plosion; conventional spelling pronunciation, tŭt′tŭt′)
intr.v. tut-tut·ted, tut-tut·ting, tut-tuts
To express annoyance, impatience, or mild reproof: "those fussy fellows at the State Department tut-tutting about lack of reform in the political system" (John Hughes).
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tut-tut(pronounced as alveolar clicks; spelling pron ˈtʌtˈtʌt)
an exclamation of mild reprimand, disapproval, or surprise
vb, -tuts, -tutting or -tutted
(intr) to express disapproval by the exclamation of "tut-tut"
nOften shortened to: tut
the act of tut-tutting
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tut(pronounced as an alveolar click; spelling pron. tʌt)
interj., n., v. tut•ted, tut•ting. interj.
1. (used as an exclamation of contempt, disdain, impatience, etc.)
2. for shame!n.
3. an exclamation of “tut.”v.i.
4. to utter the exclamation “tut.”
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Past participle: tut-tutted
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|Verb||1.||tut-tut - utter `tsk,' `tut,' or `tut-tut,' as in disapproval|
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interj (in disapproval) → na, na, aber, aber
vt idea → missbilligen
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