I'll have you know

idiom

used to emphasize something in a somewhat annoyed or angry way
"Did your son go to college?" "Did he go to college? I'll have you know that he was given a full scholarship to Harvard!"

Dictionary Entries Near I'll have you know

Cite this Entry

“I'll have you know.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/I%27ll%20have%20you%20know. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!


Challenging Words You Should Know

  • hedgehog reading a book
  • Often used to describe “the march of time,” what does inexorable mean?
Spell It

Hear a word and type it out. How many can you get right?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Solve today's spelling word game by finding as many words as you can with using just 7 letters. Longer words score more points.

Can you make 12 words with 7 letters?

PLAY