shame, shame

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Reduplication of shame.

Interjection[edit]

shame, shame

  1. (idiomatic) I condemn the subject of this speech; Expression of admonishment or disgust at the subject of a speech.
    • 1970, , "The Royal Society for Putting Things on Top of Other Things", Monty Python's Flying Circus
      Sir William: No, there are still many things, and I cannot emphasize this too strongly, not on top of other things. I myself, on my way here this evening, saw a thing that was not on top of another thing in any way.
      Other members: Shame, shame!
    • 1831, The Bristol Job Nott; or, Labouring Man's Friend
      You must believe it whether you will or no—for tis true, that neither the Marquis, nor any one of his family are in possession of any place under, or any pension from the State. (Great tumult, and cries of "Shame! Shame!")

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