What does eh mean?

Definitions for eh
eɪ, ɛeh

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word eh.

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  1. ehadjective

    Of bad quality.

    My French fries were eh.

  2. ehinterjection

    Used as a tag question, to emphasise what goes before or to request that the listener express an opinion about what has been said.

    These hot dogs are pretty good, eh?

  3. ehinterjection

    In isolation, a request for repetition or clarification of what has just been said. Compare what, pardon.

  4. ehinterjection

    an interjection used to ascertain the continued attention of an individual addressed by the speaker

    So we're out of beer, eh, we better get more then.

  5. eHsymbol

    Symbol for redox potential (in volts).


  1. eh

    The term "eh" is an interjection used to seek agreement, clarification, or confirmation from the listener in a casual or nonchalant manner. It is commonly used in informal conversations, particularly in Canadian English, to subtly solicit the opinion or reaction of others.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Eh

    an expression of inquiry or slight surprise

  2. Etymology: [OE. ei, ey.]


  1. Eh

    Eh is a spoken interjection in English that is similar in meaning to "Excuse me," "Please repeat that" or "huh?" It is also commonly used as a question tag, i.e., method for inciting a reply, as in "It's nice here, eh?" In North America, it is most commonly associated with Canada and Canadian English. Similar interjections exist in other languages, such as Armenian, Hokkien Chinese, Japanese, French, Italian, Greek, Hebrew, Spanish, Persian, Portuguese, Arabic, Turkish, Korean and Catalan. The spelling of this sound in English is quite different from the common usage of these letters. The vowel is sounded in one of the continental manners, and the letter h is used to indicate that it is long, as though the origin of the spelling were German. It is an invariant question tag, unlike the "is it?" and "have you?" tags that have, with the insertion of not, different construction in positive and negative questions. There is some question about the origin of the term. One theory is that the "eh" sound is similar to the "ey" sound that a native French speaker will stereotypically say when pronouncing the word "Hey". Dropped H's are also common to many British dialects.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Eh

    ā, interj. expressing inquiry or slight surprise.—v.i. to say 'Eh.'

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. EH

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Eh is ranked #56444 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Eh surname appeared 362 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Eh.

    93.9% or 340 total occurrences were Asian.
    4.4% or 16 total occurrences were White.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'eh' in Written Corpus Frequency: #438

Anagrams for eh »

  1. he

  2. He

  3. HE

  4. H.E.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of eh in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of eh in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of eh in a Sentence

  1. New Jersey:

    You want to get high in Colorado and Washington, even though marijuana is against the law in this country? Eh, go ahead.

  2. New Jersey:

    It's the liberal policies in this city that have led to the lawlessness that has been encouraged by the President of the United States, sanctuary cities across the country, where if you are mayor, you don't want to enforce the immigration law? Eh, don't bother. Because the President doesn't like those laws.

  3. Luis Gonzalez:

    I found the tickets. But it was like $1,500 for four people. So I said, 'Eh, I can go back and forth with the gas in my car,'.

  4. New Jersey:

    Sanctuary cities across the country, where if you are mayor, you don't want to enforce the immigration law? Eh, don't bother. Because the President doesn't like those laws.

  5. Alexandre Auguste Ledru-Rollin:

    Eh! Je suis leur chef, il fallait bien les suivre. (Ah well! I am their leader, I really ought to follow them.)

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    being essentially equal to something
    • A. contiguous
    • B. equivalent
    • C. adscripted
    • D. ambidextrous

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