Simple Definition of harrumph
: to say (something) in a disapproving or complaining way
Full Definition of harrumph
1 : to clear the throat in a pompous way
2 : to comment disapprovingly
: to utter (a comment) disapprovingly
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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