\ 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!

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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 NASA (duh) is also a great resource for all things solar eclipse. Sebastian Modak, CNT, "How to Make Sure You Don’t Miss the Total Solar Eclipse," 31 July 2017 Everyone knows Kyle schwarber is the next babe Ruth not him, duh. -- The Tylt, OregonLive.com, "Is Aaron Judge the next Babe Ruth?," 14 June 2017 Those same Pats were, duh, participants in that very game. Mark Bradley, ajc, "The Patriots’ 283 diamonds aren’t trolling. They’re, alas, reality," 12 June 2017

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First Known Use of duh

1943, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of duh was in 1943

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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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concealment of treason or felony

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