ˈdə How to pronounce duh (audio)
 usually with prolonged  ə
used to express actual or feigned ignorance or stupidity
Duh, I don't know.
used derisively to indicate that something just stated is all too obvious or self-evident
Well, duh!

Examples of duh in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1943, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of duh was in 1943

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“Duh.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/duh. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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