Definition of ugh exclamation from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɜː//
; NAmE NAmE//ɜː//
; BrE BrE//ʊx//
; NAmE NAmE//ʊx//
(also urgh)
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the way of writing the sound /ɜː/ or /ʊx/ that people make when they think that something is disgusting or unpleasant Ugh! How can you eat that stuff? More Like This Exclamations aargh, ah, aha, ahchoo, ahem, aw, bah, boo, coo, d’oh, eek, eh, er, eww, gee, ha, hey, ho ho, ho-hum, hooray, huh, mm, oh, oho, oi, ooh, oops, ouch, ow, oy, pah, phew, psst, sh, tsk tsk, tut, ugh, uh, uh-uh, uh-oh, um, whoopee, whoops, woo hoo, wow, yay, yippee, yuck, yumSee worksheet. Word Originmid 18th cent.: imitative.
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