d'oh

or doh

[ doh ]
/ doʊ /

interjection

(used to express dismay when one has said or done something stupid or when something has gone wrong.)

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Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
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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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Example sentences from the Web for d'oh

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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