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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Used especially to attract attention often as a humorously exaggerated warning to a minor social error or oversight.

Usage examples (34)
  • The poets get a quizzical ahem.
  • July 23rd, 2004 at 2: 47 am ahem is right. but its nice to remember there is a world going on.
  • 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."
  • And in my life there is a lot of room for individual improvement before I started "ahem" - ing in the agora. for more
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