Definitions

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

  • interjection Used to express indifference, apathy, or boredom.

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  • adjective Mediocre; lackluster; unexceptional; uninspiring.
  • adjective Apathetic; unenthusiastic.
  • interjection slang Expressing indifference or lack of enthusiasm.

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Examples

  • Wilco's leader, Jeff Tweedy, accurately predicted the general reaction to his group's recent album, I have no doubt that the second this record becomes available there's somebody sitting in a basement at their computer with the word 'meh' already typed up, waiting to post a review .

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  • Online, meh is common in instant messaging, chat rooms and discussion forums, and any sites that invite comments from the public.

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  • Online, meh is common in instant messaging, chat rooms and discussion forums, and any sites that invite comments from the public.

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  • September 21, 2009 at 2:58 pm wayte, izzis da guy you described as meh, +70 lbs, then compressed vertically 6 or more inches?

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  • August 29, 2008 at 7:19 am they call meh bruce wayne… but… u can call meh Bob

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  • I work at the Philadelphia City Paper and I wrote a blog post about the inclusion of the word meh into the upcoming edition of the Collins English Dictionary.

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  • I work at the Philadelphia City Paper and I wrote a blog post about the inclusion of the word meh into the upcoming edition of the Collins English Dictionary.

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  • I smelt it on the strip and thought "meh" - sniffed a few others and then sniffed it again once the topnotes had burnt off a little...it was sublime!

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  • I also loved "meh" -- I had to say it aloud a few times because I'd never seen that monosyllable spelled out, and you hit it perfectly.

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  • But in general, the reaction was "meh" - maybe because the actual rule is so benign.

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  • Apparently this word is only for web folks. Who knew?

    March 8, 2007

  • I didn't, kenspeckle. I remember using this when the Web was still in diapers. ;-)

    March 8, 2007

  • The sheep where I work use it all the time. ;) I suspect kenspeckle was joking, though, reesetee.

    March 8, 2007

  • I'm not so sure of the Yiddish aspect, or of the Simpsons origin, since I quote the Simpsons as much as anyone. It is definitely an internet word, and I've only heard it used verbally once.

    March 8, 2007

  • Yep, so was I, c_b. :-)

    March 8, 2007

  • "OK, Pandora needs a "meh" button, too, not just "I don't like it" and "I love it". Maybe that would muddy the waters."

    cindi on twitter

    October 17, 2007

  • Haha, I'm listening to Pandora right now and was just thinking the same thing! Or more specifically, I'd like a way to un-thumbs-up a song if I change my mind and decide it's not so great after all, but don't want to thumbs-down it either.

    October 17, 2007

  • Italians have a gesture for that: palm open, facing down, and jiggle the hand a bit. Perfect visual meh. Maybe you could turn it into a graphic. :-)

    October 17, 2007

  • That sounds (smells, I want to say! seems) to me like the English gesture for so-so. If the hand turns on the wrist as if one is playing a tremolo on two fairly far-apart piano keys.

    April 28, 2008

  • Someone should tell uselessness he can unthumbup a word in Pandora... just clicking on "edit this (stupid) station".

    April 29, 2008