humph


1humph

interjection \a snort articulated as a syllabic m or n with a voiceless onset and ending in a nasal h or a glottal stop; often read as ˈhəm(p)f\

Definition of HUMPH

—used to express doubt or contempt

Origin of HUMPH

imitative of a grunt
First Known Use: 1803

2humph

verb \ˈhəm(p)f\

Definition of HUMPH

intransitive verb
:  to utter a humph
transitive verb
:  to utter (as a remark) in a tone suggestive of a humph

First Known Use of HUMPH

1814

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