uh

[ uh, uhn ]
/ ʌ, ʌ̃ /
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interjection

(used to indicate hesitation, doubt, or a pause).

Nearby words

  1. ugly customer,
  2. ugly duckling,
  3. ugrian,
  4. ugric,
  5. ugsome,
  6. uh huh,
  7. uh-huh,
  8. uh-oh,
  9. uh-uh,
  10. uhde

Origin of uh

First recorded in 1595–1605

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Word Origin and History for uh

uh

inarticulate sound, attested from c.1600; uh-huh, spoken affirmative (often ironic or non-committal) is recorded from 1904; negative uh-uh is attested from 1924.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper