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uh-huh

[uh-huh, uhn-huhn] /ʌˈhʌ, ʌ̃ˈhʌ̃/
interjection
1.
(used to indicate agreement, confirmation, attentiveness, or general satisfaction).
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  • "uh-huh," said the Kid, who was present in the rôle of adviser.

    Old Man Curry

    Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
  • "uh-huh," he said, as if turning the matter over carefully in his thought.

    Erik Dorn

    Ben Hecht
  • "uh-huh," says I, pokin' in some frostin' that had lodged on the outside.

    Torchy Sewell Ford
  • "uh-huh, let's," she agreed, but in a severely practical tone.

    The Galaxy Primes Edward Elmer Smith
  • uh-huh, and if you'd just let me see the man, I could tell in a jiffy whether he's Jack or not.

    Ten From Infinity Paul W. Fairman
  • uh-huh, betchew he lets his biscuits cool before he butters 'em.

    Sally of Missouri

    R. E. Young
  • uh-huh, said Pete, clearly not at all understanding what approval was.

    Sudden Jim Clarence Budington Kelland
  • uh-huh, we should have guessed,” Walker Jamieson shook his head sadly.

  • uh-huh, jest thought you might be—knowed you wasn't a puncher.

    Bat Wing Bowles Dane Coolidge
British Dictionary definitions for uh-huh

uh-huh

/əˈhə/
sentence substitute
1.
(informal) a less emphatic variant of yes
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