d'oh

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See also: doh, Doh, and -doh

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Imitative. Popularised by the cartoon character Homer Simpson in the TV show The Simpsons. Voice actor Dan Castellaneta has said that he modelled his version on the drawn-out "do-o-o-o" sound made by Jimmy Finlayson in the films of Laurel and Hardy.

The OED has references from the BBC as far back as 1945.

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d'oh

  1. Expresses frustration or anger, especially at one’s own stupidity.
    —I just paid for our food. –You didn't have to. It's free. –D'oh!

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