Definition of humph in English:

humph

Pronunciation /h(ə)mf//hʌmf/

exclamation

  • Used to express slightly scornful doubt or dissatisfaction.

    ‘Humph! I suppose I'd better take him’
    • ‘Gah, I hate it when it says the service is busy too… humph.’
    • ‘Humph, well, it's not my fault that you're not going to the hippest party of the year.’
    carry, lug, heave, lift, shoulder, hoist, heft, tote
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Origin

Natural utterance: first recorded in English in the mid 16th century.

Pronunciation

humph

/h(ə)mf//hʌmf/