Definitions

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  • interj. Expresses frustration or anger, especially at one’s own stupidity.

Etymologies

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Imitative. Later popularised by the cartoon character Homer Simpson in The Simpsons. Voice actor Dan Castellaneta has said he modelled his version on the drawn-out "do-o-o-o" sound made by Jimmy Finlayson in the films of Laurel and Hardy.

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  • Harry Shearer came up with the word all by himself: it was written into the script as "annoyed grunt."

    July 2, 2008

  • "D'oh!" is a catch phrase used by the fictional character Homer Simpson, from the long-running animated series The Simpsons (1989–). Homer's ubiquitous catch phrase was famously added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2001, without the apostrophe. The spoken word "D'oh" is a trademark of 20th Century Fox.

    June 21, 2008