\ˈā, ˈe, ˈa(i) also with hpreceding and/or with nasalization \

Definition of eh 

used to ask for confirmation or repetition or to express inquiry used especially in Canadian English in anticipation of the listener's or reader's agreement

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The ones that aren’t really musical, Eisele's kind of like, eh. Taylor Weatherby, Billboard, "Lady Antebellum Talks Touring, Playing For Shania Twain & Adding 'Ass-Kickers' to Their Set," 17 Aug. 2017 If the lot code is 206880 DH; 206880 EH; 206880 HH; or 206871 EH, consumers should return the product to the store or to Manhattan Toy for a full refund. David J. Neal, miamiherald, "Recalled toy supposed to help teething might instead cause choking," 20 July 2017 LaBelle’s eponymous debut was released to critical acclaim; the spawn of that Sith Lord sitting in the White House, hollering at cable news all the time—eh, not so much. Michael Arceneaux, The Root, "Donald Trump Jr. Is as Old as Patti LaBelle’s 1st Solo Album; He Ain’t a ‘Boy,’ Beloved," 17 July 2017 Happy Canada Day, eh? While Americans gear up for their Fourth of July barbecues, our neighbors to the north are celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday Saturday. Editors, USA TODAY, "Tour de France, Nevada pot: 5 things you need to know this weekend," 1 July 2017 The Players Stadium Course must be some kind of easy, eh? Doug Ferguson, courant.com, "The Debut For Hughes: Canada Rookie Tied For Lead At Players," 11 May 2017

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First Known Use of eh

13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for eh

Middle English ey

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English Language Learners Definition of eh

—used to ask someone to repeat something



Medical Definition of Eh 

standard oxidation-reduction potential

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to clear from alleged fault or guilt

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