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Definition of meh

 (Entry 1 of 2)

used to express indifference or mild disappointment

Definition of meh (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : not impressive : so-so a meh documentary
2 : apathetic, indifferent the movie left me feeling meh

Examples of meh in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective The road to 5G has been less impressive than advertised so far, paved with meh speeds and patchy coverage, largely because the technology is so fragmented. Will Knight, Wired, "How Apple Built 5G Into Its New iPhones," 14 Oct. 2020 Fascism didn’t work out so hot, the features of communism weren't super great, and socialism was meh. Lucinda Shen, Fortune, "Chamath Palihapitiya wants to be the Warren Buffett of tech investing," 26 June 2020 So good for storage, but probably meh for battery life. Gordon Mah Ung, PCWorld, "Hands-on with the Acer Nitro 7 with RTX graphics," 23 June 2020 Apparatus started out as a way to solve a nesting dilemma: He and Anderson had just moved in together and, while decorating, found their lighting options distinctly meh. Carl Swanson, Town & Country, "How the Apparatus Boys Became the Pied Pipers of Design," 3 Oct. 2019 On a scale of 1 (dreadful) to 100 (perfect), the quality of the average American’s diet has risen from 50.5 in 1999 (decidedly meh) to 52.5 in 2016 (still pretty meh). Melissa Healystaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Congratulations, America, you’re eating better. But you still have a ways to go," 25 Sep. 2019 With luck and skill Nixon could exploit meh assessments of the job Cuomo’s doing in a way that lures him into behavior that will dent his personal favorability as well. Ed Kilgore, Daily Intelligencer, "For Purposes of Annoying Andrew Cuomo, Nixon’s the One," 19 Mar. 2018 What for some might have been a disappointment for Dire Straits fans was really a meh moment, in actuality. Chuck Yarborough, cleveland.com, "Rock Hall 2018: A look back at inductions' best, worst moments: Chuck Yarborough," 16 Apr. 2018 According to the usually very reliable Marquette Law School poll of Wisconsin, her favorability ratio has been meh bordering on not-so-hot for a while: 40/35 a year ago, 38/38 in June of 2017, and 37/39 earlier this month. Ed Kilgore, Daily Intelligencer, "Tammy Baldwin’s Tough Reelection Fight in Hyper-Polarized Wisconsin," 16 Mar. 2018

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1992, in the meaning defined above


2003, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Meh.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/meh. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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