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

  • intransitive 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).

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  • interj. An expression of annoyance or impatience.
  • v. To express such a sound, especially as a mild reproof

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

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

Etymologies

Imitative.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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