- (used as an exclamation expressing disgust, aversion, horror, or the like).
- the sound of a cough, grunt, or the like.
Related Words for ughexclamation, wow, amen, hello, alas, boo, hurrah, ahem, oh, whoopee, hooray, shucks, er, ouch, rah, ah, egad, golly, hey, huh
Examples from the Web for ugh
Contemporary Examples of ugh
No, we think, “Ugh, now who is gonna clean all the blood from the street!”What It Feels Like For a Girl in Iraq
November 6, 2014
That was a line when I read the script that I was like, ugh!Jason Schwartzman Is the Nicest Jerk You’ll Ever Meet in ‘Listen Up Philip’
October 17, 2014
How one ‘Angry Black Woman’ (ugh) revolutionized gay characters on TV.The Best of the Beast, Sept 22-28: Eric Holder and the President’s Tow Truck Driver
The Daily Beast
September 27, 2014
That kind of made its way to me and I was like, ugh, you people are ridiculous.Is Elisabeth Moss the One 'True Detective' Loves? She Doesn't Deny It.
August 12, 2014
But yeah, the people who went, “Ugh, how annoying,” probably forgot about it five seconds later.Anna Kendrick on ‘Pitch Perfect 2,’ Drunken Horror Stories, and Singin’ Pharrell
July 24, 2014
Historical Examples of ugh
Ugh, ugh, ugh,—what a sad rage for novelty there is in this foolish world!
I—I—ugh, ugh, I know what you want:—a consolidation and annihilation of the States.
Ugh, winter in this place would be too dreadful to contemplate.The Hound From The North
"Ugh, um," she sputtered, as some of the flour flew into her eyes and nostrils.Patchwork
Anna Balmer Myers
For instance, the hole might have been too tight to let you through, and then—Ugh!The Kopje Garrison
George Manville Fenn
- an exclamation of disgust, annoyance, or dislike
Word Origin and History for ugh
1765, imitative of the sound of a cough; as an interjection of disgust, recorded from 1837.