Main definitions of aha in US English:

: aha1AHA2

aha1

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!’
    • ‘By the end of week two, there's a tiny vertical line in the center of my torso - aha!’
    • ‘Is that slowing down these deep discounts, because retailers are like, aha, everybody's getting gift cards?’
    • ‘We went through a few rounds of this, until eventually - aha!’
    • ‘I don't know, two or three years ago maybe… aha!’
    • ‘‘Hmmm 16 years ago… that's pretty far back, let's see… aha… wait a minute’ he started muttering some things to himself.’
    • ‘Thus I pumped my friend until she gave up the goods: it's from a recipe in Gourmet magazine, aha!’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I traced the 10 foot lead of my headphones to their plug - aha!’
    • ‘Past that, my fingertips sense, aha, glossy paper.’
    • ‘We thought - aha - another enlightened thinker.’
    • ‘But aha, then they actually were New York City teams!’
    • ‘When I show this to the sisters, you two are going to be in serious trouble, aha!’
    • ‘Plenty of books have sat around on my shelves, barely touched until one day I think: 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'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.’
    • ‘Crop circles are a perfect example because for some reason, as often happens, immediately, people said, aha, it's aliens.’
    • ‘I was sure there was a gown in here somewhere… aha!’

Origin

Middle English: from ah + ha.

Pronunciation

aha

/äˈhä//ɑˈhɑ/

Main definitions of aha in US English:

: aha1AHA2

AHA2

noun

abbreviation

  • American Heart Association.