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d'oh

or doh

[ doh ]
/ doʊ /
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interjection
(used to express dismay when one has said or done something stupid or when something has gone wrong.)
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Origin of d'oh

First recorded in 1950–55; later popularized by Homer Simpson, character in the animated TV series The Simpsons, who smacks his forehead while saying d'oh!
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How to use d'oh in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for d'oh (1 of 3)

doh1
/ (dəʊ) /

noun plural dohs
music (in tonic sol-fa) the first degree of any major scale
up to high doh informal, mainly Scot extremely excited or keyed up

Word Origin for doh

C18: from Italian; see gamut

British Dictionary definitions for d'oh (2 of 3)

doh2
/ (dəʊ) /

interjection
informal an exclamation of annoyance when something goes wrong

British Dictionary definitions for d'oh (3 of 3)

DoH

abbreviation for (in Britain)
Department of Health
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