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ahem

interjection \a throat-clearing sound; often read as ə-ˈhem\

—used in writing to represent a sound that is like a quiet cough that people make especially to attract attention or to express disapproval or embarrassment

Full Definition of AHEM

—used especially to attract attention or to express disapproval or embarrassment

Origin of AHEM

imitative
First Known Use: 1603

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