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[uh-huh, uhn-huhn] /ʌˈhʌ, ʌ̃ˈhʌ̃/
(used to indicate agreement, confirmation, attentiveness, or general satisfaction). Unabridged
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  • "uh-huh," says I, pokin' in some frostin' that had lodged on the outside.

    Torchy Sewell Ford
  • uh-huh, betchew he lets his biscuits cool before he butters 'em.

    Sally of Missouri R. E. Young
  • uh-huh, Terry, I've got every intention of marrying and plowing a few seeds into that interesting furrow.

  • "uh-huh," said the Kid, who was present in the rôle of adviser.

    Old Man Curry Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
  • "uh-huh," said Hank again, smoothing the lower half of his face with one hand.

    The Lure of the Dim Trails by (AKA B. M. Sinclair) B. M. Bower
  • "uh-huh," he said, as if turning the matter over carefully in his thought.

    Erik Dorn Ben Hecht
  • "uh-huh; I'll be there, in half an hour," Corporal Kavaalen said.

    Murder in the Gunroom Henry Beam Piper
  • "uh-huh, let's," she agreed, but in a severely practical tone.

    The Galaxy Primes Edward Elmer Smith
  • "uh-huh," agreed Pap, drily, when she tried to put something of this into words.

    The Power and the Glory Grace MacGowan Cooke
British Dictionary definitions for uh-huh


sentence substitute
(informal) a less emphatic variant of yes
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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