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oomph

[ oo mf ]SEE DEFINITION OF oomph

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR OOMPH

About the only remarks that could be elicited from the "little yaller man" were a reluctant "oomph" or "oomph-uh."

Then a look of intelligence came into mammy's fat face, "Oomph," she said.

WORD ORIGIN

"sexual attractiveness," 1937, suggestive visceral physical sound. Ann Sheridan (1915–1967) was the original Hollywood oomph girl (1939).

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enthusiasm

nounkeen interest, excitement
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