\ ᵊm or ᵊn, repeated and preceded by glottal stops ; ˈəⁿ-ˌəⁿ How to pronounce uh-uh (audio) \

Definition of uh-uh

used to indicate negation

First Known Use of uh-uh

1888, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of uh-uh was in 1888

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“Uh-uh.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uh-uh. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of uh-uh

chiefly US, informal used to say no or to emphasize a negative answer to a question, request, or offer

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