List of Interjections

100 Common English Interjections

Here is a list of over 100 English interjections. The list is sortable, editable, and printable. It can be displayed as normal text or in columns (up to 4).

Just for fun, we've added game of hangman, which selects an interjection from this list as the secret word.

Table of Contents

  • A Reminder about Interjections
  • The Top 10 Interjections in English
  • Sortable, Editable, and Printable List
  • Learn with Hangman!

A Reminder about Interjections

Interjections are words or phrases that express strong feelings or emotions, often inserted into a sentence or used on their own to convey a particular sentiment or reaction. Interjections are used to convey emotions such as joy, anger, surprise, pain, and excitement.
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The Top 10 Interjections in English

  • 1. Oh: Used to express surprise or realization.
    Example: Oh, I forgot to bring my keys!
  • 2. Wow: Used to express astonishment or admiration.
    Example: Wow, that fireworks display was amazing!
  • 3. Ouch: Used to express sudden pain or discomfort.
    Example: Ouch! I accidentally stubbed my toe.
  • 4. Oops: Used to acknowledge a mistake or accident.
    Example: Oops, I spilled coffee on my shirt.
  • 5. Yay: Used to express joy or excitement.
    Example: Yay, we won the game!
  • 6. Ah: Used to indicate understanding or realization.
    Example: Ah, now I see what you mean.
  • 7. Ugh: Used to express frustration or annoyance.
    Example: Ugh, this traffic jam is never-ending.
  • 8. Huh: Used to express confusion or surprise.
    Example: Huh, I didn't expect that to happen.
  • 9. Eww: Used to express disgust or aversion.
    Example: Eww, there's a bug in my salad.
  • 10. Phew: Used to express relief or exhaustion.
    Example: Phew, I finally finished that difficult task.

Sortable, Editable, and Printable List

aah, aargh, ah, aha, ahem, aww, aya, blast, bless you, boo, bravo, cheers, congratulations, crikey, darn, d'oh, eek, egad, er, eureka, ew, fiddlesticks, gadzooks, gee, gee whiz, golly, good grief, gosh, great scott, ha, ha ha, hallelujah, hang on, hee hee, hey, hi there, hmmm, hmph, ho, ho hum, holy cow, holy mackerel, holy smokes, holy toledo, hooray, hot dog, howdy, huh, hurrah, indeed, jeepers, jiminy cricket, jinkies, let's go, look out, lordy, mercy me, mmm, my bad, my goodness, no way, not again, oh, oh boy, oh dear, oh goody, oh my, oh my gosh, oh no, oh well, oi, oops, ouch, ow, oy, pardon me, phew, please, psst, really, scram, shh, shoo, sigh, silly me, so long, ta-da, take that, tee hee, thank goodness, thanks, that's it, time out, tsk tsk, tsk tsk, tut, ugh, uh-ho, well, well done, whee, whoa, woah, wonderful, woo-hoo, wow, yahoo, yay, yeah, yikes, yippee, you bet, yuck, yuk, zowie

Learn with Hangman!

Hangman is a classic word game. In this version, the hidden word is always an interjection from this list. (Choose your first letter to start.)
  • Guess the hidden preposition by choosing one letter at a time.
  • If you guess a letter in the hidden preposition, then all is good.
  • If you guess a letter that is not in the hidden preposition, then the hangman starts to build the gallows.
  • If the gallows are completed, you lose.
  • Good luck!
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This page was written by Craig Shrives.