\ ˈdə How to pronounce duh (audio) , usually with prolonged ə \

Definition of duh

1 used to express actual or feigned ignorance or stupidityDuh, I don't know.
2 used derisively to indicate that something just stated is all too obvious or self-evidentWell, duh!

Examples of duh in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The show focuses on lower-ranking officers who work in, duh, the lower decks, keeping the ship running while the bridge crew does all the heroics. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "Still plenty of good TV out there: Captain Comics," 9 Oct. 2020 First, Kyler Murray is a very effective runner (duh!), too. Eddie Brown, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Fantasy Football Week 4: Start and Sit," 1 Oct. 2020 The interview was conducted remotely (duh) and is edited for length and clarity. Steven Levy, Wired, "Instagram's Founders Explain Their Covid-Charting Obsession," 22 Sep. 2020 Sandy is starting to have doubts about committing random murder – duh – and wants out but can’t come up with an exit plan. Bill Goodykoontz, Detroit Free Press, "‘Devil All the Time’ is a harrowing trip worth taking," 18 Sep. 2020 Sandy is starting to have doubts about committing random murder — duh — and wants out but can’t come up with an exit plan. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, "How Riley Keough makes Netflix's 'The Devil All the Time' a harrowing journey worth taking," 12 Sep. 2020 By rattling off a few hilariously festive fall puns, duh! Blair Donovan, Country Living, "60 Fall Puns That Are Almost Too Funny for Their Own Gourd," 19 July 2020 Lee and his family are buried there, his marble, recumbent statue adorning the campus chapel known as, duh, Lee Chapel. Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati.com, "Doc: No clear solution to offensive symbols," 22 Aug. 2017 Well, duh. Prescott ranked third in the league in passer rating, ahead of Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees. Pat Fitzmaurice, SI.com, "Dallas Cowboys Fantasy Football 2017 Preview: Can Elliott Repeat Breakout Season?," 2 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of duh

1943, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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27 Oct 2020

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“Duh.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/duh. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of duh

US, informal
used in an angry or annoyed way to show that something just said is already known or is obvious
used to show or pretend that you do not know something

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