\ a grunt articulated as a syllabic m or nwith 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 

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

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Key defensive back Gary Fencik was (uh-huh, like Tom Buchanan) a Yale man. • David Isaacson, Chicago Reader, "Hard hat, lunch pail: The myth of toughness in Chicago sports," 15 Aug. 2017 Also, weird to see J.K. Simmons doing an English accent, huh? Tom Philip, GQ, "Watch Michael Fassbender Hunt Down a Serial Killer in the Snowman Trailer," 19 July 2017

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First Known Use of huh

1608, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for huh

imitative of a grunt

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The first known use of huh was in 1608

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English Language Learners Definition of huh

—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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