ugh

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): [ɯx], [ɯχ], [ʌx], [ʌχ], [ʌɡ], [ʌk], [ʊx], [ʊχ], [ʊk], [ʊ], [ʌ᷈]
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Note: may be nasalized.

Interjection[edit]

ugh

  1. Used to express repugnance, disgust, or annoyance.
    Ugh! The bread in the pantry has gone moldy.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:yuck
  2. Used to express inarticulate vocalisations, such as used by a caveman.
    • 1921, H.G. Wells, “The Grisly Folk”, in Selected Short Stories, published 1958, page 291:
      The brothers surveyed the wide prospect earnestly. "Ugh!" said one abruptly and pointed. "Ugh!" cried his brother. The eyes of the whole tribe swung round to the pointing finger. The group became one rigid stare.

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Manx[edit]

Interjection[edit]

ugh!

  1. oh!

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish og, from Proto-Celtic *āuyom, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ōwyóm.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ugh m (genitive singular uigh or uighe, plural uighean)

  1. egg

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Mutation[edit]

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
ugh n-ugh h-ugh t-ugh
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • Edward Dwelly (1911), “ugh”, in Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan [The Illustrated Gaelic–English Dictionary], 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, →ISBN
  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “og”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language