Main definitions of huh in English

: huh1huh2

huh1

Pronunciation /hə/

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exclamation

  • 1Used to express scorn, anger, disbelief, surprise, or amusement.

    ‘“Huh,” she snorted, “Over my dead body!”’
    • ‘She suggested that I was in the wrong cycling as I was in the gutter and that I should have been in the middle of the road facing the oncoming traffic - huh!’
    • ‘They steal your ideas, they steal your guitar licks, they steal your songs, they steal your money - huh!’
    • ‘But the one thing I've learned while keeping this site is that, huh, I am not alone.’
    • ‘Being mistaken for Kate's mother didn't dent my ego too much. Huh.’
    • ‘They'll go, huh, this is cool.’
    1. 1.1Used in questions to invite agreement or further comment or to express a lack of understanding.
      ‘pretty devastating, huh?’
      • ‘This picture isn't quite what I was doing, but it's pretty impressive, huh?’
      • ‘So all in all that sounds a pretty good deal, huh?’
      • ‘Speaking of which, I probably need to decide who I'm voting for pretty soon, huh?’
      • ‘It tells me how people have found me and stuff, pretty neat huh?’
      • ‘For a couple who's only kissed twice, I think they're doing pretty damn well, huh?’
      • ‘For all the time he spends in the lab, he must publish at a pretty impressive rate, huh?’
      • ‘Based on these questions, you really have to prepare for them, huh?’
      • ‘What gives you the right to comment on the love Michael and I had, huh?’
      • ‘FIrst of all the Monarchy is not a democratic organisation, surprised huh?’
      • ‘Just what the doctor ordered for policemen fighting naxalites today, huh!’
      • ‘I guess that means I'll have a reason to laugh when you're buried in your grave, huh!’
      • ‘Still, it's just as well, if not better, to get paid for standing around doing very little and trying out new cosmetics products, huh?’
      • ‘Maybe they could pay for you to get a haircut too huh?’
      • ‘Funny how people are either cat people or dog people, huh?’
      • ‘I guess I'm just going to have to develop a sense of humor, huh?’
      • ‘Summer vacation is over and it's time to hit the books, huh?’
      • ‘Once again, that middle class just doesn't know what's good for it, huh?’
      • ‘It's funny how certain scents can remind you of things, huh?’
      • ‘Too bad, I thought a 3 year relationship would have been stronger huh?’
      • ‘So much for weblogs as the great promotional tool of the future, huh?’

Origin

Natural utterance: first recorded in English in the early 17th century.

Main definitions of huh in English

: huh1huh2

huh2

Pronunciation /hə/

Translate huh into Spanish

noun

Phrases

    on the huh
    East Anglian English
    • Askew; crooked.

      ‘either that picture behind you is on the huh, or you are’
      • ‘I'm not one to be picky but his tie is on the huh’

Origin

Early 19th century (as all of a hoo): the original form arose as a result of reanalysis of the word ahoo (also meaning ‘askew’) as a noun phrase, i.e. as a hoo. The current form and spelling are first recorded in the 1970s.