Main definitions of aha in English

: aha1AHA2

aha1

Pronunciation /ɑːˈhɑː//əˈhɑː/

exclamation

  • Used to express satisfaction, triumph, or surprise.

    ‘Aha! So that's your secret plan!’
    • ‘I don't know, two or three years ago maybe… aha!’
    • ‘I was sure there was a gown in here somewhere… aha!’
    • ‘We thought - aha - another enlightened thinker.’
    • ‘Crop circles are a perfect example because for some reason, as often happens, immediately, people said, aha, it's aliens.’
    • ‘Yet Boettger, taking his statements at face value, thinks it's enough to note - aha!’
    • ‘I'll surprise you yet, aha… just you wait and see.’
    • ‘Is that slowing down these deep discounts, because retailers are like, aha, everybody's getting gift cards?’
    • ‘I traced the 10 foot lead of my headphones to their plug - aha!’
    • ‘‘Hmmm 16 years ago… that's pretty far back, let's see… aha… wait a minute’ he started muttering some things to himself.’
    • ‘Past that, my fingertips sense, aha, glossy paper.’
    • ‘Meteorites are easy to find in places where the background is very different, so if you've got a sandy desert and there's a lump of rock sitting in it you think, aha, I wonder if this fell from the sky.’
    • ‘If that's what you're looking for, then in most cases you will probably already be inclined to play the role ‘the rules’ prescribes, or if not, at least when you read it, you think, aha, yes, that makes sense.’
    • ‘When I show this to the sisters, you two are going to be in serious trouble, aha!’
    • ‘Plenty of books have sat around on my shelves, barely touched until one day I think: aha!’
    • ‘But aha, then they actually were New York City teams!’
    • ‘By the end of week two, there's a tiny vertical line in the center of my torso - aha!’
    • ‘I searched my handbag ‘It's in here somewhere, never fails aha!’’
    • ‘About 11 am realise that I've not eaten since yesterday lunchtime… aha my sugar levels are obviously screwed up… perhaps that's why I'm being so silly.’
    • ‘We went through a few rounds of this, until eventually - aha!’
    • ‘Thus I pumped my friend until she gave up the goods: it's from a recipe in Gourmet magazine, aha!’

Origin

Middle English: from ah + ha.

Pronunciation

aha

/ɑːˈhɑː//əˈhɑː/

Main definitions of aha in English

: aha1AHA2

AHA2

noun

mass noun