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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun the syllable naming the first (tonic) note of any major diatonic scale in solmization, usually written do.

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  • interjection Expresses surprise and consternation at a stupid mistake made by oneself, or another person.
  • noun music An anglicised spelling of do. A syllable used in solfège to represent the first and eighth tonic of a major scale.

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  • noun the syllable naming the first (tonic) note of any major scale in solmization

Etymologies

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Popularized by the character Homer Simpson in the TV show the Simpsons (there spelled d'oh). The OED has references from the BBC as far back as 1945, however.

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An anglicised spelling of do.

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