[an inarticulate expression resembling a snort; spelling pronunciation huhmf] /an inarticulate expression resembling a snort; spelling pronunciation hʌmf/

(used to indicate disbelief, contempt, etc.)
verb (used with or without object)
to utter by or as if by expressing “humph.”.
/spelling pron hʌmf/
an exclamation of annoyance, dissatisfaction, scepticism, etc

as a grunting sound of disdain, etc., from 1815.


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