ˈā How to pronounce eh (audio) ˈe How to pronounce eh (audio)
 also with  preceding and/or with nasalization h
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

Examples of eh in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On the bright side, Canada, there’s still curling, eh? Greg Cote, Miami Herald, 14 June 2024 Greg has been blasphemed on national hockey shows up there, eh? Greg Cote, Miami Herald, 5 June 2024 Thought January and February were pretty sweet, eh? Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 22 Apr. 2024 Last year’s 13 Ultra impressed, but the 14 Ultra cranks everything up to 11, or, eh 14? Julian Chokkattu Simon Hill, WIRED, 26 Feb. 2024 See all Example Sentences for eh 

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'eh.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History


Middle English ey

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of eh was in the 13th century

Dictionary Entries Near eh

Cite this Entry

“Eh.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition


standard oxidation-reduction potential
Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!