Meaning of “put-down” in the English Dictionary

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"put-down" in American English

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put-downnoun [ C ]

also putdown /ˈpʊtˌdɑʊn/ infml

a negative statement about someone; insult:

Calling American workers lazy was a mean-spirited put-down.

(Definition of “put-down” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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