\ 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 And once the wedding plans were underway, ugh, so painful and now public to stop the runaway train. Carolyn Hax, Washington Post, "Carolyn Hax: Ex-mother-in-law is sad to see son’s marriage end," 10 July 2020 Corn is technically a grain (ugh, so inconvenient), so that's also out. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "13 Whole30-Approved Summer Barbecue Recipes," 29 June 2017 So, six months past due, that’s not that bad, is it? Ugh. Brooks Headley, Bon Appetit, "How Not to Write a Cookbook," 2 May 2017

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First Known Use of ugh

1678, in the meaning defined above

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“Ugh.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ugh. Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of ugh

informal used to show that you are annoyed, disgusted, or upset about something
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Kids Definition of ugh

used to express disgust or horror

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