Main definitions of aha in English

: aha1AHA2

aha1

Pronunciation /əˈhɑː//ɑːˈhɑː/

exclamation

  • Used to express satisfaction, triumph, or surprise.

    ‘Aha! So that's your secret plan!’
    • ‘Yet Boettger, taking his statements at face value, thinks it's enough to note - aha!’
    • ‘Plenty of books have sat around on my shelves, barely touched until one day I think: aha!’
    • ‘Crop circles are a perfect example because for some reason, as often happens, immediately, people said, aha, it's aliens.’
    • ‘But aha, then they actually were New York City teams!’
    • ‘I was sure there was a gown in here somewhere… aha!’
    • ‘I'll surprise you yet, aha… just you wait and see.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘‘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.’
    • ‘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!’
    • ‘I traced the 10 foot lead of my headphones to their plug - aha!’
    • ‘Is that slowing down these deep discounts, because retailers are like, aha, everybody's getting gift cards?’
    • ‘By the end of week two, there's a tiny vertical line in the center of my torso - aha!’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I don't know, two or three years ago maybe… aha!’
    • ‘We thought - aha - another enlightened thinker.’
    • ‘When I show this to the sisters, you two are going to be in serious trouble, aha!’

Origin

Middle English: from ah + ha.

Pronunciation

aha

/əˈhɑː//ɑːˈhɑː/

Main definitions of aha in English

: aha1AHA2

AHA2

noun

mass noun