Definition of ho-hum exclamation from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌhəʊ ˈhʌm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌhoʊ ˈhʌm//
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used to show that you are bored 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 Origin1920s: imitative of a yawn.