uh–oh

play
interjection \ˈə-ˌō, usually with strong glottal stops before the vowels\

Definition of uh–oh

  1. —used to indicate dismay or concern

1925

First Known Use of uh–oh

1925


UH–OH Defined for English Language Learners

uh-oh

play
interjection

Definition of uh–oh for English Language Learners

  • —used when you realize that you are in a bad situation, that you have made a mistake, etc.

Learn More about uh–oh


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up uh–oh? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

the point at which something begins

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!