harrumph

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verb har·rumph \hə-ˈrəm(p)f\

Definition of harrumph

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to clear the throat in a pompous way

  3. 2 :  to comment disapprovingly

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  to utter (a comment) disapprovingly

harrumph

noun

Examples of harrumph in a sentence

  1. These charges are absurd, he harrumphed.

  2. They stood around harrumphing about the current state of politics.

Origin and Etymology of harrumph

imitative


First Known Use: 1942


HARRUMPH Defined for English Language Learners

harrumph

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verb har·rumph \hə-ˈrəm(p)f\

Definition of harrumph for English Language Learners

  • : to say (something) in a disapproving or complaining way


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