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humph

[ an inarticulate expression resembling a snort; spelling pronunciation huhmf ]
/ an inarticulate expression resembling a snort; spelling pronunciation hʌmf /
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Definition of humph

interjection
(used to indicate disbelief, contempt, etc.)
verb (used with or without object)
to utter by or as if by expressing “humph.”
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Also umph [uhm, uhmf; spelling pronunciation uhmf] /əm, əmf; spelling pronunciation ʌmf/ .

Origin of humph

First recorded in 1675–85
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British Dictionary definitions for humph

humph
/ (spelling pron hʌmf) /

interjection
an exclamation of annoyance, dissatisfaction, scepticism, etc
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