huh

interjection

 a grunt articulated as a syllabic  m,
 or  with a voiceless onset n,
or as the syllable
ˈhə How to pronounce huh (audio)
 or  ˈhəⁿ,
 often ending in a glottal stop, and uttered with a range of intonations  ;
often read as
ˈhə How to pronounce huh (audio)
used to express surprise, disbelief, or confusion, or as an inquiry inviting affirmative reply

Examples of huh in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Because of a genetic reason— A condition called retinitis pigmentosa, uh huh. Jason Kehe, WIRED, 10 Apr. 2024 Doesn't sound half-bad, huh? more on hilton head 02 of 15 Fripp Island Only three and a half miles long and about a half-mile wide, Fripp Island is a sanctuary worth seeing. Kaitlyn Yarborough, Southern Living, 20 Feb. 2024 Oregon, Indiana, this game right here, missing maybe one more huh? Tony Garcia, Detroit Free Press, 5 Jan. 2024 The present-day additions make the whole thing feel a little like Cincinnati, which, huh. – Christian D’Andrea 28. – Andrew Joseph, The Enquirer, 14 Aug. 2023 Uh huh, so Hilbert was a great mathematician of this — maybe a little bit later generation but not much later. Steven Strogatz, Quanta Magazine, 19 Apr. 2023 Damn, Marco is really dragging his boss on Day One, huh? Classic office-fish-out-of-water shot of Marco walking directly into a glass door. Emma Specter, Vogue, 3 July 2023 These ghost and vampire tours look pretty cool, huh? Advertisement - Continue Reading Below 19 Myrtle Beach, South Carolina This beach has all the major components of a good vacation spot, including water and amusement parks. Victoria Rodriguez, Seventeen, 20 Apr. 2023 Phoebe Waller-Bridge really digs archaeologists, huh? Vulture, 28 Jan. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

imitative of a grunt

First Known Use

1608, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of huh was in 1608

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Cite this Entry

“Huh.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/huh. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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