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[ah-hah, uh-hah] /ɑˈhɑ, əˈhɑ/
(used as an exclamation of triumphant discovery, mockery, contempt, irony, surprise, etc., according to the manner of utterance.)


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  • When "Massa run, aha," he staid behind, and has forty acres of good corn planted and cultivated by himself for his own benefit.

    An Artilleryman's Diary Jenkin Lloyd Jones
  • aha, yaas; and the bon papa and mamma know vere you have come?

    Cormorant Crag George Manville Fenn
  • "aha, there's one straight from the shoulder for me," he laughed, but his laugh sounded resentful.

    The Song of Songs Hermann Sudermann
  • aha, thought I, now at last is he going to pester me with his literary efforts.

  • aha, (-ha)--a braided cord of sinet; an assembly; a prayer or religious service (note a, p. 20).

    Unwritten Literature of Hawaii Nathaniel Bright Emerson
British Dictionary definitions for aha


an exclamation expressing triumph, surprise, etc, according to the intonation of the speaker
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Word Origin and History for aha

exclamation of surprise or delighted discovery, late 14c., from ah + ha.

They crieden out! ... A ha the fox! and after him thay ran. [Chaucer]

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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