Definition of harrumph verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

harrumph

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//həˈrʌmf//
 
; NAmE NAmE//həˈrʌmf//
 
[intransitive](informal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they harrumph
BrE BrE//həˈrʌmf//
 
; NAmE NAmE//həˈrʌmf//
 
he / she / it harrumphs
BrE BrE//həˈrʌmfs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//həˈrʌmfs//
 
past simple harrumphed
BrE BrE//həˈrʌmft//
 
; NAmE NAmE//həˈrʌmft//
 
past participle harrumphed
BrE BrE//həˈrʌmft//
 
; NAmE NAmE//həˈrʌmft//
 
-ing form harrumphing
BrE BrE//həˈrʌmfɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//həˈrʌmfɪŋ//
 
 
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to express disagreement or disapproval, especially by making a sound in your throat like a cough Word Origin 1930s: imitative.

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