Main definitions of aha in US English:

: aha1AHA2

aha1

exclamation

  • Used to express satisfaction, triumph, or surprise.

    ‘Aha! So that's your secret plan!’
    • ‘I'll surprise you yet, aha… just you wait and see.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I searched my handbag ‘It's in here somewhere, never fails aha!’’
    • ‘Thus I pumped my friend until she gave up the goods: it's from a recipe in Gourmet magazine, aha!’
    • ‘We went through a few rounds of this, until eventually - aha!’
    • ‘Past that, my fingertips sense, aha, glossy paper.’
    • ‘We thought - aha - another enlightened thinker.’
    • ‘By the end of week two, there's a tiny vertical line in the center of my torso - 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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Yet Boettger, taking his statements at face value, thinks it's enough to note - aha!’
    • ‘When I show this to the sisters, you two are going to be in serious trouble, aha!’
    • ‘But aha, then they actually were New York City teams!’
    • ‘I don't know, two or three years ago maybe… aha!’
    • ‘I was sure there was a gown in here somewhere… 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.’
    • ‘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?’
    • ‘‘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

/äˈhä//ɑˈhɑ/

Main definitions of aha in US English:

: aha1AHA2

AHA2

noun

  • American Heart Association.