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Meaning of “ugh” in the English Dictionary

"ugh" in British English

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ughexclamation

uk   us   /ʊx/ /ɜː/
used to ​express a ​strongfeeling of disgust (= ​disapproval and ​dislike) at something very ​unpleasant: Ugh, I ​think I ​stepped in something really ​gross. Ugh, I'm not ​eating that!
(Definition of ugh from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ugh" in American English

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ughexclamation

 us   /ʌɡ/
the written ​form of the ​soundpeople sometimes use to ​express a ​strongfeeling of ​disgust at something very ​unpleasant: Ugh, that ​smells really ​bad!
(Definition of ugh from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “ugh”
in Chinese (Simplified) 咳,哎呀,呸(用于表示强烈的厌恶)…
in Turkish Üff!, Iğğ!, Ööö!…
in Russian фу! брр!…
in Chinese (Traditional) 咳,哎呀,呸(用於表示強烈的厭惡)…
in Polish fu, fuj…
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