humph

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

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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Origin of humph

First recorded in 1675–85
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British Dictionary definitions for humphing

humph
/ (spelling pron hʌmf) /

interjection

an exclamation of annoyance, dissatisfaction, scepticism, etc
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