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 Dictionary entry overview: What does put-down mean? 

PUT-DOWN (noun)
  The noun PUT-DOWN has 1 sense:

1. a crushing remark

  Familiarity information: PUT-DOWN used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

PUT-DOWN (noun)

Sense 1put-down [BACK TO TOP]


A crushing remark

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents


put-down; squelch; squelcher; takedown

Hypernyms ("put-down" is a kind of...):

derision (contemptuous laughter)

Domain usage:

colloquialism (a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech)

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