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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


2 of 2


: lacking interest : dull, boring
a blah winter day

Examples of blah in a Sentence

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
Countless lefties espoused the same blah, blah, blah from the 1930s into the ’50s and beyond. Brian T. Allen, National Review, 8 Feb. 2024 That extends a miserable run of economic blahs: The 20 countries that use the euro currency have not shown significant growth since the third quarter of 2022, when the economy grew 0.5%. David McHugh, Fortune, 30 Jan. 2024 Exercising outside can be a stellar way to shake up a blah routine and reap the amazing benefits of nature. Jenny McCoy, SELF, 8 Aug. 2023 Of course, Anthony Davis was suffering with blah blah blah and LeBron James had a lingering case of yada yada yada. Los Angeles Times, 4 Feb. 2023 This is the usual blah, blah, blah from Texas Section 809 and ALEC. Robert G. Eccles, Forbes, 21 Feb. 2023 Since going blah blah in the Spurs’ season-opening loss to Charlotte, Vassell has blah blah blah. Jeff McDonald, San Antonio Express-News, 5 Nov. 2022 It’s been a bit blah in losses to California and Colorado. oregonlive, 10 Nov. 2021 Skin feeling kind of blah? Sam Peters, ELLE, 25 Jan. 2023
In his long post-career, Mays provided a comfortable nostalgic link back to baseball’s exciting heyday — before blah analytics and emphasis on astronomical free agent salaries. George Skelton, Los Angeles Times, 22 June 2024 Sure, the challenges were a bit blah, but, still, a rousing and triumphant success. Dalton Ross,, 22 Dec. 2023 Mental health refers to the mental state in which someone spends most of their time: languishing (i.e., feeling blah) or flourishing (i.e., feeling optimistic). Bill Howatt, Forbes, 12 Feb. 2024 Countless lefties espoused the same blah, blah, blah from the 1930s into the ’50s and beyond. Brian T. Allen, National Review, 8 Feb. 2024 From dull to deadpan genius Until last year, the Milwaukee library system’s social media messaging was straightforward but blah. Shira Ovide, Washington Post, 17 Nov. 2023 However, although some of these recent IPOs had that, trading has been blah. Anne Sraders, Fortune, 22 Sep. 2023 Now, rather than implying blah characteristics, beige flags signify traits that are downright bizarre. Beth Sobol, Women's Health, 25 June 2023 What to Consider The color options are fairly blah. Nancy Einhart, Travel + Leisure, 16 June 2023

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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 25 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition


: lacking interest or excitement
a blah winter day
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