: to clear the throat in a pompous way
: to comment disapprovingly
: to utter (a comment) disapprovingly
— harrumph noun
Examples of HARRUMPH
- “These charges are absurd,” he harrumphed.
- They stood around harrumphing about the current state of politics.
Origin of HARRUMPH
First Known Use: 1942
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