from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- interj. Used to attract attention or to express doubt or warning.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- interj. the sound of a quiet cough or of clearing one's throat
- interj. an exclamation or cough to get attention
- interj. an exclamation of disapproval or annoyance
- interj. an exclamation to indicate sarcasm
- n. A use of the interjection, ahem.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- interj. An exclamation to call one's attention; hem.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An utterance designed to attract attention, express doubt, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the utterance of a sound similar to clearing the throat; intended to get attention, express hesitancy, fill a pause, hide embarrassment, warn a friend, etc.
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