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 That’s just three more potential date nights for the country’s recently-single prime minister, eh? Original story published August 3, 2023 follows. Vulture, 2 Nov. 2023 Not so shabby, eh? Purple’s adjustable bed base, pillows, sheets, and mattresses are on sale now through LDW. Malia Griggs, SELF, 1 Sep. 2023 And what would a modern TV writer know about that, eh? Vulture, 19 June 2023 With two runners on base and two outs int eh second inning, Greene gave up an RBI double to Brenton Doyle, the No. 9 hitter, and a two-run triple to Charlie Blackmon in a 1-2 count. Bobby Nightengale, The Enquirer, 16 May 2023 The first time the ad rotated in, Capaldi tried a couple of photos pointing up at himself — eh, not so funny. Jon Caramanica, New York Times, 6 May 2023 During the summer months locals arrive by canoe (how Canadian, eh?) and other types of boats. Miriam Porter, Forbes, 21 Apr. 2023 Not a ruff life, eh? 5 Horsing Around Alejandra Redo’s ranch in northern Mexico was built to overlook the farm’s existing paddocks. Anna Fixsen, ELLE Decor, 12 Apr. 2023 Oh, well, that almost sums it all up, eh? But what about 2023? Ryan Ford, Detroit Free Press, 29 Mar. 2023 See More

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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

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Cite this Entry

“Eh.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

Medical Definition


standard oxidation-reduction potential
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