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

 

uh-uh

 exclamation
exclamation
 
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the way of writing the sound
BrE BrE//ˈʌ ʌ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʌ ʌ//
 
that people make when they are answering ‘No’ to a question
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 Origin 1920s: imitative.
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