American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. 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).
- interj. An expression of annoyance or impatience.
- v. To express such a sound, especially as a mild reproof
- v. utter `tsk,' `tut,' or `tut-tut,' as in disapproval
- Imitative. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“He wants to be see an HCR bill pass, while still being able to stand aside and tut-tut his fellow Democrats for being so partisan? fletc3her says:”
“But an equal problem is that when someone does play hardball, the rest of the prissy liberal Mugwumps tut-tut them about it.”
“As a final note, it is the most common thing to sniff at Thompsons's rhetoric and to tut-tut him for his impolite and impolitic ways, as if "we all know" that we are not to speak this way about those who so selflessly and generously do their best to lift us up in song week after week at Mass.”
“Gabby online news sites, such as Bianca Stefani's Stefani Report a thinly veiled version of the Huffington Post float salacious stories, while the mainstream media tut-tut and report on the controversy surrounding the rumors.”
“This way, we all get to enjoy the exquisite gowns and drawing rooms and tut-tut over the servants' dreadful working conditions, from the moral safety of the 21st century.”
“The politically correct may tut-tut the portrayal of the woman as unstable and the conservatives might think it too naughty.”
“With a "tut-tut" of his baton, he restores order and starts the music, a gorgeous wave of sound.”
“The markets certainly took fright at this news with Goldman shares dropping 4.7 per cent in response, accompanied by much tut-tut ting from the financial cognoscenti.”
“Moss said in a recent interview: I always take my make-up off, because otherwise my daughter will come in and say 'Mummy, tut-tut'.”
“Feel free to tut-tut us, but don't mind if nobody takes it too seriously.”
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