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d'oh

or doh

[doh] /doʊ/
interjection
1.
(used to express dismay when one has said or done something stupid or when something has gone wrong.)
Compare duh.
Origin of d'oh
1950-1955
1950-55; later popularized by Homer Simpson, character in the animated TV series “The Simpsons,” who smacks his forehead while saying “d'oh!”
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  • "doh' make no botheration 'bout me, Miss Fa'gut," it said, politely.

  • The major third from doh to me seemed easier than that from fah to lah, and so on.

    Music As A Language Ethel Home
  • To perform the first exercise the child strikes with a small hammer the first note of the series already arranged (doh).

  • Then make eight large dots on the blackboard, and against the first and eighth of these write doh and doh'.

    Music As A Language Ethel Home
British Dictionary definitions for doh

doh1

/dəʊ/
noun (pl) dohs
1.
(music) (in tonic sol-fa) the first degree of any major scale
2.
(informal, mainly Scot) up to high doh, extremely excited or keyed up
Word Origin
C18: from Italian; see gamut

doh2

/dəʊ/
interjection
1.
(informal) an exclamation of annoyance when something goes wrong

DoH

abbreviation (in Britain)
1.
Department of Health
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Slang definitions & phrases for doh

d'oh

interjection

An exclamation of frustration or self-reprimanding realization: I was just about to leave without my keys. D'oh

[fr the catch phrase of the character Homer Simpson on the TV series The Simpsons]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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