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humph Line breaks: humph
Pronunciation: /hʌmf/
/h(ə)mf/

Definition of humph in English:

exclamation

Used to express slightly scornful doubt or dissatisfaction: Humph! I suppose I’d better take him
More example sentences
  • Gah, I hate it when it says the service is busy too… humph.
  • Humph, well, it's not my fault that you're not going to the hippest party of the year.

Origin

Natural utterance: first recorded in English in the mid 16th century.

Words that rhyme with humph

bumf, galumph, harrumph

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