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or less commonly blah-blah : silly or pretentious chatter or nonsense
blahs plural [perhaps influenced in meaning by blasé] : a feeling of boredom, lethargy, or general dissatisfaction


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: lacking interest : dull, boring
a blah winter day

Example Sentences

Noun She had a bad case of the blahs. gave me the usual blah that my manuscript did not meet their current publishing needs but thanks for considering them Adjective The hotel room was totally blah. She sat on the couch all day watching television and feeling blah.
Recent Examples on the Web
Excess clear snot paired with other symptoms like a cough, fever, or general feeling of blah-ness that hangs around for three or four days may also signal the beginning of a mild upper respiratory virus, like a brief cold, Dr. Voigt says. Amy Marturana Winderl, SELF, 6 Sep. 2022 Long a blah, casual staple—or worse, a tech-conference freebie—the polo is enjoying a fashionable shake-up. Hamish Anderson, WSJ, 1 Sep. 2022 Stain the wood as desired, attach the metal braces, and place bumper pads on top before adding the glass top. Update a blah bathroom with geometric floor tile for a modern farmhouse vibe. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 27 Aug. 2022 Another risk with going tieless: Looking blah without that flash of color. Jamie Waters, WSJ, 30 July 2022 This isn't some Amazon drama stretching one episode of story into eight episodes of blah. Darren Franich,, 11 May 2022 Although this Outlander is way better than the third generation, the end result is still blah at best. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 16 Apr. 2022 That felt like some pretty blah thinking at the time. Josh Newman, The Salt Lake Tribune, 28 Mar. 2022 Could the tyranny of the blah, stuffy tuxedo finally be coming to an end? Rachel Syme, The New Yorker, 28 Mar. 2022
However, one complaint that often accompanies brown sofas is that the color is blah or boring, but that's not true. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 10 Aug. 2022 The inside is clean and neat, but the front yard is so blah! Washington Post, 2 Aug. 2021 But driving to MetLife Stadium is a nightmare and the stadium itself is pretty blah., 11 July 2021 That's not to say that this first taste will be totally blah. Elizabeth Gulino,, 13 May 2021 Your daily matchas and teas at home can feel so blah nowadays. Kiana Murden, CNN Underscored, 30 Mar. 2021 These last few weeks have left me feeling a bit blah. Katie Laughridge,, 26 Feb. 2021 The vets on this team are pretty blah, limited pieces such as Dennis Smith, Julius Randle, Omari Spellman, Elfrid Payton and Kevin Knox, who don't fit. J. Michael, The Indianapolis Star, 22 Dec. 2020 Wearing the same style of face mask every day can feel so blah. Kiana Murden, CNN Underscored, 9 July 2020 See More

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Word History




First Known Use


1918, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1922, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of blah was in 1918

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“Blah.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition



: lacking interest or excitement
a blah winter day
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