Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “uh”

uh

exclamation  /ʌ, ə/ (also um,  /ʌm, əm/) us  
the written form of the sound people sometimes make when they pause in speaking, thinking of what to say next or how to say it: I try not to, uh, rely on my parents.
(Definition of uh from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of uh?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More American English definitions for “uh”

Definitions of “uh” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

beer mat

a small piece of cardboard that you put under a glass to protect a table surface in a pub or bar

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More