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.
- (US) IPA(key): /doʊ(ʔ)/
- (UK) IPA(key): /dəʊ(ʔ)/
Audio (UK) (file)
- Rhymes: -oʊ(ʔ), -əʊ(ʔ)
- Homophones: doe, doh, dough, do (music)
- 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!