Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

uh–uh

play
interjection \two əm's or two ən's preceded by glottal stops; ˈəⁿ-ˌəⁿ\

Simple Definition of uh–uh

  • —used to say no or to emphasize a negative answer to a question, request, or offer

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of uh–uh

  1. —used to indicate negation

Circa 1924

First Known Use of uh–uh

circa 1924


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up uh–uh? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

marked by grandiloquent style

Get Word of the Day daily email!