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woof(3)

sound symbolism figurative
A term used in response to a statement to show disgust or dislike.
 
"Woof" is Used with the connotation of a dog bark in a disgusting manner, often associated with a vomiting noise. Instead of saying things like "yuck" or "gross" woof can be used as a more comical alternative.
Etymology : an onomotopeia for a dog's bark.
Source : Home Alone 1, the movie.
Last modified: 8 December 2010


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