One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used to express slightly scornful doubt or dissatisfaction.‘Humph! I suppose I'd better take him’
carry, lug, heave, lift, shoulder, hoist, heft, toteView synonyms
- ‘Humph, well, it's not my fault that you're not going to the hippest party of the year.’
- ‘Gah, I hate it when it says the service is busy too… humph.’
Natural utterance: first recorded in English in the mid 16th century.
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