Definition of duh in US English:



  • Used to comment on an action perceived as foolish or stupid, or a statement perceived as obvious.

    ‘I left the keys in the ignition—duh!’
    ‘Leopold correctly informs him that the opera is in Italian (duh!)’
    • ‘No amount of therapy seemed to help (well duh…) so while patching him up after the latest beating the doc suggested to his mother to ‘let him learn aikido’’
    • ‘It was a stupid thing to do and I'll never do it again and I feel real sorry for anyone who thinks they can use heroin as a medicine because um, duh, it don't work.’
    • ‘Of course I'll be trying it again tomorrow, duh.’
    • ‘He looked at me as if I was crazy in the head or something and replied, ‘Well, duh!’’
    • ‘This is especially important in sunny countries, duh.’
    • ‘Well, ask a stupid question and you're likely to get a stupid answer, like duh!’
    • ‘However, duh, now I know why cheap flights are cheap and dear flights are dear.’
    • ‘Well, uh, that could be because I'm not evil, duh!’
    • ‘She is upset that the cheese is a ‘non-dairy product’, well duh.’
    • ‘Honey, you're fighting in an illegal colonialist combat, invading another country and you get caught… like, duh, did you expect 'em to be nice to you?’
    • ‘They all answer no, duh - and Tina asks again on the other side of the break.’
    • ‘I'll reply by raising an eyebrow and saying something like ‘It's fat my dear, erm, duh!’’
    • ‘Well, duh - we've been at war with these jokers for a decade now.’
    • ‘And duh, I should read threads more rigorously before I post.’
    • ‘The correct answer - duh - is C. Now go read the whole thing.’