huh

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interjection \a grunt articulated as a syllabic m or n with a voiceless onset, or as the syllable ˈhə or ˈhəⁿ, often ending in a glottal stop, and uttered with a range of intonations; often read as ˈhə\

Definition of huh

  1. —used to express surprise, disbelief, or confusion, or as an inquiry inviting affirmative reply

Origin and Etymology of huh

imitative of a grunt


First Known Use: 1608


HUH Defined for English Language Learners

huh

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interjection \a grunt articulated as a syllabic m or n with a voiceless onset, or as the syllable ˈhə or ˈhəⁿ, often ending in a glottal stop, and uttered with a range of intonations; often read as ˈhə\

Definition of huh for English Language Learners

  • —used at the end of a statement to ask whether someone agrees with you

  • —used when you have not heard or understood something that was said

  • —used to show surprise, disbelief, or disapproval


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a harsh rebuke

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