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[huh] /hʌ/
(used as an exclamation of surprise, bewilderment, disbelief, contempt, or interrogation.)
Origin of huh
First recorded in 1600-10 Unabridged
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  • Ye're a fool not to marry her now, but ye're reckonin' to marry her sometime--when the moon turns green, huh?

    The Covered Wagon Emerson Hough
  • "Uh, huh," said the preacher, and he began to hasten his steps homeward.

    The heart of happy hollow Paul Laurence Dunbar
  • The tight pants some of those men got on wouldn't last too long if they got off in the brush, huh?

    The Lost Wagon James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • huh, that ain't sayin' much, when like as not the target was a barn!

  • huh, when I hit de groun' I thought de whole face o' de yeth dun struck loose.

    Up Terrapin River Opie P. Read
British Dictionary definitions for huh


/spelling pron /
an exclamation of derision, bewilderment, inquiry, etc
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Word Origin and History for huh

as a representation of a grunting exclamation, attested from c.1600.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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