from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • interjection Used to express interrogation, surprise, contempt, or indifference.

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  • interjection used to express amusement or subtle surprise.
  • interjection Used to express doubt or confusion.
  • interjection Used to reinforce a question.
  • interjection this sense) (slang, with falling pitch) Used either to belittle the issuer of a statement/question, or sarcastically to indicate utter agreement, and that the statement being responded to is an extreme understatement. The intonation is changed to distinguish between the two meanings - implied dullness for belittlement, and feigned surprise for utter agreement.
  • interjection informal Used to indicate that one did not hear what was said.
  • interjection informal Used to create a tag question.


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  • 'A God of Love - huh!'

    - Peter Reading, C, 1984

    July 23, 2008

  • Uhh.

    July 23, 2008

  • Somehow I intermittently strongly love or hate this word when people respond to me with it, depending on my mood. It's such a grunt!

    August 15, 2008

  • Yeah, it really is! I feel similarly about "Heh."

    August 15, 2008

  • idk I love it

    July 23, 2022