\ ˈə-ˌō How to pronounce uh-oh (audio) , usually with strong glottal stops before the vowels \

Definition of uh-oh

used to indicate dismay or concern

First Known Use of uh-oh

1925, in the meaning defined above

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“Uh-oh.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uh-oh. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of uh-oh

chiefly US, informal used when you realize that you are in a bad situation, that you have made a mistake, etc.

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