Definition of uh-uh in English:

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uh-uh

Pronunciation: /ˈʌʌ/
/ʌˈʌ/

exclamation

Used to express a negative response to a question or remark.
Example sentences
  • I have my Richard, wouldn't trade him for a player like Ulrich, uh-uh!
  • If only she knew the truth, if only she knew why he was mad… but he wasn't going to go there, uh-uh!
  • Patrice enlisted one kid, a 17-year-old boy, to paint her a postcard and then, once he'd rendered a wistful-looking coconut tree on a desolate beach, she said, ‘I don't think I'm going to send it - uh-uh.

Origin

1920s: imitative.

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