ˈə-ˌō How to pronounce uh-oh (audio)
 usually with strong glottal stops before the vowels 
used to indicate dismay or concern

Word History

First Known Use

1925, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of uh-oh was in 1925

Dictionary Entries Near uh-oh

Cite this Entry

“Uh-oh.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uh-oh. Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

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