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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

Examples of eh in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Enjoy those Toronto winters, Rachel—eh? Private investigator: Solve a real case, just like a real private eye! Trey Ellis, The New Yorker, "Be Very Prepared!," 9 Nov. 2020 Funny how these small-sample seasons work, eh? While most baseball seasons are best viewed as individual entities, this year’s unique circumstances compel us to view every team’s accomplishments in a deeper context. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, "Opinion: Forget the asterisk – MLB's 2020 champion will be totally legitimate," 9 Oct. 2020 Tuesday's presidential debate certainly was something, eh? Kirkland Crawford, Detroit Free Press, "Sen. Ted Cruz compares presidential debate to Detroit Pistons Bad Boys," 30 Sep. 2020 And then maybe in a few years Canada can do a regime-change kerfuffle on the ice with some hockey sticks and a two-four — eh, Trump? Rachel Marsden, Star Tribune, "Meet the newest U.S. national security threat: Canada," 11 Aug. 2020 Two hours before each show, fans who show up at the Buell can enter their names to be placed in a lottery drum (classic, eh?). John Wenzel, The Know, "Here’s how to score $20 tickets to the “Rent” 20th anniversary tour in Denver," 19 Feb. 2020 Nothing like getting scared by the mascot of your former team, eh? Dallas News, "WATCH: New Cowboys safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix shows his speed after getting spooked by bears," 26 June 2020 Here's hoping Avengers proves more like Destiny than Anthem, eh? Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "New Marvel's Avengers gameplay tease shows Thor hammering robots, supervillian MODOK," 24 June 2020 What’s a proposal without a splash of gold though, eh? Derek Lawrence, EW.com, "The party's leaving: Snooki's snookiest Jersey Shore moments," 18 June 2020

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

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22 Nov 2020

Cite this Entry

“Eh.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eh. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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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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