blech

interjection

ˈbleḵ How to pronounce blech (audio)
ˈblek
used to express disgust
… the fresh wounds in my gums, where my wisdom teeth used to be, were still trickling a tinny-tasting stream of blood that all the water in the world couldn't rinse off my tongue. Blech.Megan Seling, The Stranger (Seattle, Washington), 8 May 2013
In a blind test, four staffers tried each of the five soups. We heated them on a stove, suggested "for best results," though you can microwave instead. Bottom line. You say bisque, we say blech. Most of the soups were mediocre and tasted highly processed.Consumer Reports, December 2012

Word History

First Known Use

1975, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of blech was in 1975

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“Blech.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blech. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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