Used to express doubt, displeasure, or contempt.
(intransitive) To utter "humph!" in doubt or disapproval.
The definition of a humph is a snort or grunt made to show disgust or unhappiness.
An example of a humph is the sound made by a wife when her husband explains why he couldn't take out the trash.
(a snorting or grunting sound) Used to express doubt, disdain, disgust, etc.
Origin of humph
- A natural utterance, first recorded in the mid-16th century.