\ 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 For her beauty moment, Union had her longtime hairstylist and hair-care brand partner Larry Sims perfect her bob using Flawless by Gabrielle Union—because, duh. Alexis Gaskin, Glamour, 17 Mar. 2022 Elle shows up to the courtroom, dressed in all pink (duh) and representing Ali Larter with Luke Wilson’s help. Emma Specter, Vogue, 25 Mar. 2022 Choices this episode include a diarrhea-brown truck, a sedan even people who owned one forget was a reality, a yellow thing with a Kenwood stereo, another thing this writer can't recall several minutes after the show, and, duh, a Mustang. John Pearley Huffman, Car and Driver, 4 Mar. 2022 One of the requirements was that the couple had to be fans of Adele (which, duh). Jennifer Zhan, Vulture, 15 Nov. 2021 From the heartbreaking yearning to the most dramatic sad songs (the emotions only reserved to lesbians, duh), these are definitely the gayest hetero lyrics in our modern age. Mercedes Viera, refinery29.com, 9 Jan. 2022 Above the mantel hung with stockings, there's also a TV playing non-stop Hallmark Channel Christmas movies (duh). Hannah Chubb, PEOPLE.com, 22 Nov. 2021 Triple duh, especially given her popularity on the cartoon. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 3 July 2021 Well, yeah, duh, everyone feels that way about Jennifer Garner. Elizabeth Logan, Glamour, 9 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of duh

1943, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Last Updated

1 May 2022

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“Duh.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/duh. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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