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umph

[uh m, uh mf; spelling pronunciation uhmf]
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interjection, verb (used with or without object)
  1. humph.
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Historical Examples

  • So, sir, Slingsby roused me by a kick in the ribs, saying —umph!

    Frank Fairlegh

    Frank E. Smedley

  • Mr. Erin only said, Umph, in such a tone that it sounded like Then go and do it.

  • Umph, growled Radcliffe, then he will be able to sell them for all the more.

  • Umph—that is likely enough; and what rogue's errand were you despatched upon?

  • She had a way of her own of saying "umph" that it is impossible to describe.

    Rosy

    Mrs. Molesworth