ugh

[ ookh, uhkh, uh, oo; spelling pronunciation uhg ]
/ ʊx, ʌx, ʌ, ʊ; spelling pronunciation ʌg /

interjection

(used as an exclamation expressing disgust, aversion, horror, or the like).

noun

the sound of a cough, grunt, or the like.

Nearby words

  1. ugandan,
  2. ugarit,
  3. ugaritian,
  4. ugaritic,
  5. ugc,
  6. ugli,
  7. uglify,
  8. ugly,
  9. ugly american,
  10. ugly as sin

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British Dictionary definitions for ugh

ugh

/ (ʊx, ʊh, ʌh) /

interjection

an exclamation of disgust, annoyance, or dislike
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Word Origin and History for ugh

ugh

1765, imitative of the sound of a cough; as an interjection of disgust, recorded from 1837.

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