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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • interj. Used to express doubt, displeasure, or contempt.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • interj. Used to express doubt or disapproval

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • interj. An exclamation denoting surprise, or contempt, doubt, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An exclamation uttered in the manner of a grunt, and expressive of disbelief, doubt, or dissatisfaction.
  • To utter the syllable humph, as in dissatisfaction; mutter; grumble.

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