Meaning of “uh-huh” in the English Dictionary


"uh-huh" in English

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uk /ʌˈhʌ/ /ˈʌ.hʌ/ us /ʌˈhʌ/ /ˈʌ.hʌ/ informal

used in writing to represent the sound that people sometimes make in order to agree with or show understanding of something that has just been said:

"Did you hear what I just said?" "Uh-huh."
"You know that strange guy we saw yesterday?" "Uh-huh."
"I'll be back a little late because I have to stop at the shops." "Uh-huh."

(Definition of “uh-huh” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"uh-huh" in American English

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us /ˌʌ̃ˈhʌ̃, ˌʌˈhʌ, ˈəm·həm/ infml

said to express agreement to what has just been said, or to mean yes:

"Did you hear what I said?" "Uh-huh."

(Definition of “uh-huh” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)