Harrumph



[huh-ruhmf] /həˈrʌmf/

verb (used without object)
1.
to clear the throat audibly in a self-important manner:
The professor harrumphed good-naturedly.
2.
to express oneself gruffly.
/həˈrʌmf/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to clear or make the noise of clearing the throat

representing the sound of clearing the throat or a disapproving noise, 1918, imitative. Related: Harrumphed; harrumphing.

verb

To speak disparagingly or indignantly: Louise Trubek harrumphed that title insurance is regarded as a ”consumer rip-off”/ She harrumphed and slammed her door closed (1940s+)

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