The sound made when a person clears his/her throat, often interjected when speaking or writing to indicate that the next word or phrase is used ironically or euphemistically, (esp. with regard to sexual euphemisms).

Sometimes used to replace a sexually explicit word or phrase altogether.

When used on its own or at the end of a sentence, indicates that the entire previous sentence has been intended ironically or euphemistically.

Similar to the addition of "not", as in: "Well that TV show was interesting ... not."

Often written with asterisks.
"Jacob and I *ahem* got to know each other better last night."
"Let's go home after dinner and ... *ahem*."
"I love my job. Ahem."
by fonetik October 2, 2005
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The noise made to suggest a reminder to someone when they have failed to do something. 'Ahem' can be used to indicate annoyance and draw attention to the problem.
Ermentrude: "Ahem."
Chet: "What?"
Ermentude: You were meant to message me on facebook ages ago and you haven't. Thanks a lot - some friend you are."
by ALEX THE GNOME August 20, 2013
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rosie: oh yes, im going to rob a bank now... ahem
by saz_bear92 May 8, 2006
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Ahem is a when you cough but it can be a nickname Ahem can be a person who is very kind she is also a baddie she is caring tell her anything she will understand she or he is a good girlfriend and you should love her or him because they are loyal and loving they probably even text you nearly everyday
by Ur therapist January 14, 2022
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a word that can be used to cover up any 'unholy' word. must be used with 'bunny' fingers, for extra effect.
oh 'ahem', that 'ahem' is 'aheming' that little 'ahem', i'm gunna 'ahem' that 'ahem'.
by harriet May 31, 2004
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Verb: To download electronic media, such as an episode of a television show, via illegal or marginally legal means. Most often used in context with BitTorrent.
"Did you see Supernatural last night?"

"No, my TiVo's still on the fritz, so I'll have to ahem it later."
by Enkogneatoh January 8, 2008
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