\ often read as ˈəg How to pronounce ugh (audio) or ˈəḵ How to pronounce ugh (audio) or ˈə How to pronounce ugh (audio) \

Definition of ugh

used to indicate the sound of a cough or grunt or to express disgust or horror

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Examples of ugh in a Sentence

ugh, this oven desperately needs to be cleaned
Recent Examples on the Web When this came, my immediate sense was, ugh, this is bad timing. New York Times, 2 May 2022 And once the wedding plans were underway, ugh, so painful and now public to stop the runaway train. Carolyn Hax, Washington Post, 10 July 2020 Corn is technically a grain (ugh, so inconvenient), so that's also out. Audrey Bruno, SELF, 29 June 2017 So, six months past due, that’s not that bad, is it? Ugh. Brooks Headley, Bon Appetit, 2 May 2017

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First Known Use of ugh

1678, in the meaning defined above

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10 May 2022

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“Ugh.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ugh. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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Kids Definition of ugh

used to express disgust or horror


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