humph

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Etymology[edit]

A natural utterance, first recorded in the mid-16th century.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /hʌmf/, /h(ə)mf/
  • (US) IPA(key): /hʌmf/, /h(ə)mf/, [hʌmf], [h(ɪ̈)mf]

Interjection[edit]

humph!

  1. Used to express doubt or disapproval

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Verb[edit]

humph (third-person singular simple present humphs, present participle humphing, simple past and past participle humphed)

  1. (intransitive) To utter "humph!" in doubt or disapproval.