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!’
    • ‘Thus I pumped my friend until she gave up the goods: it's from a recipe in Gourmet magazine, aha!’
    • ‘Plenty of books have sat around on my shelves, barely touched until one day I think: aha!’
    • ‘I traced the 10 foot lead of my headphones to their plug - 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.’
    • ‘By the end of week two, there's a tiny vertical line in the center of my torso - aha!’
    • ‘Past that, my fingertips sense, aha, glossy paper.’
    • ‘Is that slowing down these deep discounts, because retailers are like, aha, everybody's getting gift cards?’
    • ‘But aha, then they actually were New York City teams!’
    • ‘Crop circles are a perfect example because for some reason, as often happens, immediately, people said, aha, it's aliens.’
    • ‘I don't know, two or three years ago maybe… aha!’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We went through a few rounds of this, until eventually - aha!’
    • ‘I searched my handbag ‘It's in here somewhere, never fails aha!’’
    • ‘Yet Boettger, taking his statements at face value, thinks it's enough to note - aha!’
    • ‘I was sure there was a gown in here somewhere… aha!’
    • ‘We thought - aha - another enlightened thinker.’
    • ‘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'll surprise you yet, aha… just you wait and see.’
    • ‘When I show this to the sisters, you two are going to be in serious trouble, aha!’
    • ‘‘Hmmm 16 years ago… that's pretty far back, let's see… aha… wait a minute’ he started muttering some things to himself.’

Origin

Middle English: from ah + ha.

Pronunciation

aha

/əˈhɑː//ɑːˈhɑː/

Main definitions of aha in English

: aha1AHA2

AHA2

noun

mass noun