blah

[ blah ]
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noun

nonsense; rubbish: What they say is blah.
the blahs, a feeling of physical uneasiness, general discomfort, or mild depression; malaise: After the long weekend many workers had the Monday-morning blahs.

adjective

insipid; dull; uninteresting.

Nearby words

  1. blag,
  2. blagging,
  3. blagonravov,
  4. blagoveshchensk,
  5. blague,
  6. blah-blah-blah,
  7. blain,
  8. blaine,
  9. blaine, james gillespie,
  10. blainville

Origin of blah

First recorded in 1915–20; imitative

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British Dictionary definitions for blah

blah

blah blah

slang

noun

worthless or silly talk; claptrap

adjective

uninteresting; insipid

verb

(intr) to talk nonsense or boringly

Word Origin for blah

C20 imit

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Word Origin and History for blah

blah

n.

"idle, meaningless talk," 1918, probably echoic; the adjective meaning "bland, dull" is from 1919, perhaps influenced by French blasé "bored, indifferent." The blahs "depression" is attested by 1966.

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