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harrumph

verb har·rumph \hə-ˈrəm(p)f\

: to say (something) in a disapproving or complaining way

Full Definition of HARRUMPH

intransitive verb
1
:  to clear the throat in a pompous way
2
:  to comment disapprovingly
transitive verb
:  to utter (a comment) disapprovingly
harrumph noun
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Examples of HARRUMPH

  1. These charges are absurd, he harrumphed.
  2. They stood around harrumphing about the current state of politics.

Origin of HARRUMPH

imitative
First Known Use: 1942

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