- (an expression of boredom or apathy): We thought it would sell, but customers are saying “Meh!”
- unimpressive; boring: The first few songs were meh.
- bored or apathetic: I'm feeling a little meh.
Origin of meh
First recorded in 1990-95; popularized on the TV show The Simpsons
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Examples from the Web for meh
Not enough to make the difference between recession and expansion, or between excellent growth and meh growth, to be sure.With the Ryan-Murray Deal, Washington Stops Hurting the Economy
December 11, 2013
This morning, however, the Bureau of Labor Statistics served up a meh burger, slathered with blah sauce.Today’s Unemployment Report Is an S.O.S. to the Fed
September 6, 2013
While noting the positive developments, Bernanke said the economy is still sort of meh.Ben Bernanke to Congress: You’re Doing It Wrong
May 22, 2013
He was reasonably competent at the first debate he participated in, not as good at the second, and in this one, meh.Obama’s Fighting Chance
September 23, 2011
M'syae parle Francea, meh peutehtre ne conneh le tawbawc puant, en Anglah stingy, de Bawtiste.Two Knapsacks</p>
"Ey'n spill t' last drop o' meh blood i' t' owd abbut's keawse," replied Hal o' Nabs.The Lancashire Witches
William Harrison Ainsworth
Amoni, hereditary prince of the nome of Meh, talks in the same fashion.
Several of these tombs resemble in their general arrangements those of the feudal princes of Meh and Siout.
The fact seems to be that both my and me grow out of an accusative form, meh, mec.The English Language
Robert Gordon Latham
- an expression of indifference or boredom
- mediocre or boring
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Word Origin and History for meh
expression of apathy or indifference, by 2003 (perhaps from 1992).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper