- (used to indicate hesitation, doubt, or a pause).
Origin of uh
Examples from the Web for uh
The feelings of some of the local artists about the coming of this “New York superstar” were, uh, different.Graffiti Artists Turn on Banksy: The Rise of Art Hate
August 6, 2014
But Johnny got the first few words in: “Uh, seen any coyotes?”
Johnny pushed the button, broke in: “Uh, I got two guys here need a ride….”
Uh, what part of last-team-to-let-Tim-Tebow-go are you not understanding, non-believers?The Tithe Is High: End the GOP Civil War!
January 11, 2014
So I picked up my, uh, keyboard and decided to give this Gizara dude a piece of my own mind.The ‘Sharknado’ Hype Is Wrong—Sharks Are Awesome
July 11, 2013
"Yes—uh—by all means—uh—" replied his Excellency with a pleasant smile.The Upper Berth
Francis Marion Crawford
Anyhow it's uh fattestlookin grass I seen sence I lef Texas.Greener Than You Think
"Uh, huh," said the preacher, and he began to hasten his steps homeward.The heart of happy hollow
Paul Laurence Dunbar
Uh—uh—— I think perhaps we'd better not try to drive clear to Seattle.
Uh, you said—didn't Miss Boltwood tell me that you are going to Seattle, too?
Word Origin and History for uh
inarticulate sound, attested from c.1600; uh-huh, spoken affirmative (often ironic or non-committal) is recorded from 1904; negative uh-uh is attested from 1924.