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humph

interjection \ a snort articulated as a syllabic m or n , with a voiceless onset and ending in a nasal h or a glottal stop ; often read as ˈhəm(p)f \

Definition of humph

used to express doubt or contempt

Origin and Etymology of humph

imitative of a grunt


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humph

verb \ ˈhəm(p)f \

Definition of humph

humphed; humphing; humphs
: to utter a humph
: to utter (something, such as a remark) in a tone suggestive of a humph

First Known Use of humph

1814

in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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