Definition of harrumph
1 : to clear the throat in a pompous way
2 : to comment disapprovingly
: to utter (a comment) disapprovingly
Examples of harrumph in a sentence
“These charges are absurd,” he harrumphed.
They stood around harrumphing about the current state of politics.
Origin and Etymology of harrumph
First Known Use: 1942
HARRUMPH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of harrumph for English Language Learners
: to say (something) in a disapproving or complaining way
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