uh-uh

interjection

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

Word History

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of uh-uh was in 1888

Dictionary Entries Near uh-uh

Cite this Entry

“Uh-uh.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uh-uh. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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