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

Definition of duh

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

Examples of duh in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That’s 22nd most and more than Josh Allen (duh), Andy Dalton and Cam Newton. Ellis L. Williams, cleveland, "Why the Browns should draft a quarterback within the top 100 selections of the 2021 NFL Draft: Ellis L. Williams," 28 Apr. 2021 Hazel opens the envelope to find — yes, duh — divorce papers. Jessica Goldstein, Vulture, "Made for Love Recap: Coming Out of My Cage and I’ve Been Doing Just Fine," 15 Apr. 2021 Waffles + Mochi follows two muppets named Waffles and Mochi (duh) on a journey to learn everything about cooking, food history, and everything in between. Leah Marilla Thomas, refinery29.com, "Every Major Cameo From Michelle Obama’s Waffles + Mochi," 16 Mar. 2021 They are told what kinds of posts do best (selfies do really well, duh). Jo Piazza, Town & Country, "Confessions of an Influencer Whisperer," 10 Mar. 2021 In addition to a robust offering of recent and classic films drawn from the MGM library (duh) as well as studios such as Sony, Paramount, and Lionsgate, Epix has also been slowly building a roster of originals. Josef Adalian, Vulture, "Which Streaming Service Do You Actually Want?," 4 Mar. 2021 Between Ella Emhoff's coat and Bernie Sanders's mittens, there was no shortage of memorable ‘fits at President Joe Biden’s inauguration, but the most stylish person there was, duh, Michelle Obama. Elizabeth Logan, Glamour, "All of Michelle Obama's Inauguration Beauty Secrets, Revealed," 22 Jan. 2021 Case in point: Simon's faux-jealous outburst at another man asking Daphne to dance, as Vitamin String Quartet's cover of Eilish's 2019 Grammy winner playfully labels him the bad guy in the situation (duh). Andrea Park, Marie Claire, "The 'Bridgerton' Soundtrack Is Filled With Classical Covers of Modern Hits," 29 Dec. 2020 Nia Fairweather stars as Jennifer, who is engaged to be married to her rich fiancé David (Otoja Abit) in New York City on Christmas, duh. Kim Wong-shing, Glamour, "A New York Christmas Wedding Shows the ‘Cheesy’ Christmas Genre Is Finally Evolving," 4 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of duh

1943, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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13 May 2021

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“Duh.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/duh. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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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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