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Definition of "ahem" []

  • Used to attract attention or to express doubt or warning. (interjection)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ahem" in a sentence
  • "Finally, this week's ending illustration is by Naruko Hanaharu, a familiar name amongst certain circles * ahem ahem*."
  • "KJ knows I secretly dread the day I start going bald (when this "pig fur" will be gone from the world forever), so the other day she said that she read somewhere that male baldness is caused by an abundance of hormones that usually indicated health in ... ahem ... other areas."
  • "If it turns out the book is untrue or exaggerated, he will be all "that doesn't have a place in ahem, ahem, blah blah.""