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humph

[an inarticulate expression resembling a snort; spelling pronunciation huhmf] /an inarticulate expression resembling a snort; spelling pronunciation hʌmf/
interjection
1.
(used to indicate disbelief, contempt, etc.)
verb (used with or without object)
2.
to utter by or as if by expressing “humph.”.
Origin of humph
1675-1685
1675-85
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  • When she got in the wagon she rumbled and "pah'd" and "humphed."

    Plain Mary Smith Henry Wallace Phillips
British Dictionary definitions for humphed

humph

/spelling pron hʌmf/
interjection
1.
an exclamation of annoyance, dissatisfaction, scepticism, etc
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Word Origin and History for humphed

humph

as a grunting sound of disdain, etc., from 1815.

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