harumph

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Onomatopoeia.

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Pronunciation[edit]

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Interjection[edit]

harumph

  1. An expression of disdain, disbelief, protest, refusal or dismissal.
    Harumph! She is welcome to try, but I'm not going to bother helping.

Noun[edit]

harumph (plural harumphs)

  1. An expression of disdain, disbelief, protest, or dismissal; a huff, grunt, or snort.
    I didn't get a harumph out of that guy.
    Give the governor a harumph.

Verb[edit]

harumph (third-person singular simple present harumphs, present participle harumphing, simple past and past participle harumphed)

  1. To dislike, protest, or dismiss.

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