from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • interj. Used to express disappointment or sympathy.
  • n. A sucking noise made by suddenly releasing the tongue from the hard palate, used to express disappointment or sympathy.

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  • interj. An exclamation of disapproval.
  • v. To make a tsk sound of disapproval.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. utter `tsk,' `tut,' or `tut-tut,' as in disapproval


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