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

  • interjection Used to express doubt, displeasure, or contempt.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • An exclamation uttered in the manner of a grunt, and expressive of disbelief, doubt, or dissatisfaction.
  • To utter the syllable humph, as in dissatisfaction; mutter; grumble.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • interjection An exclamation denoting surprise, or contempt, doubt, etc.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • interjection Used to express doubt or disapproval


Sorry, no etymologies found.


Help support Wordnik (and make this page ad-free) by adopting the word humph.



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.