from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • interjection Used in asking a question or in seeking repetition or confirmation of a statement.
  • interjection Chiefly Canadian Used to ascertain or reinforce a listener's interest or agreement.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • An interrogative exclamation expressive of inquiry, doubt, or slight surprise.
  • noun An abbreviation of electrical horse power.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • interjection An expression of inquiry or slight surprise.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • interjection Used as a tag question, to emphasise what goes before or to request that the listener express an opinion about what has been said.
  • interjection In isolation, a request for repetition or clarification of what has just been said. Compare what, pardon.
  • interjection Canada an interjection used to ascertain the continued attention of an individual addressed by the speaker
  • adjective informal Of bad quality.


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  • The Canadian word that can change any sentence into a question (no matter what).

    October 22, 2007

  • Do Canadian's use apostrophe's like this in normal situation's too?


    October 22, 2007

  • eh?

    February 3, 2008