Definitions

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  • interj. Expresses frustration or anger, especially at one’s own stupidity.

Etymologies

Imitative. Later popularised by the cartoon character Homer Simpson in The Simpsons. Voice actor Dan Castellaneta has said he modelled his version on the drawn-out "do-o-o-o" sound made by Jimmy Finlayson in the films of Laurel and Hardy. (Wiktionary)

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  • Harry Shearer came up with the word all by himself: it was written into the script as "annoyed grunt."

    July 2, 2008

  • "D'oh!" is a catch phrase used by the fictional character Homer Simpson, from the long-running animated series The Simpsons (1989–). Homer's ubiquitous catch phrase was famously added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2001, without the apostrophe. The spoken word "D'oh" is a trademark of 20th Century Fox.

    June 21, 2008