adj. Used to describe something or someone uninteresting, boring, or unexceptional.
We used to be really tight friends.. now we're just eh.
That movie was kinda eh.
She used to be cool, but now she's kinda eh.
An interjection or prompt spoken by Canadians.
Equivalent to the American "huh?" or "right?"
Usually used to prompt a person to respond to what was said. or to indicate a lack of understanding.
1) Joe: That girl is hot, eh?
Dave: You're damn right.
2) Dave: The dog is red and the sky is grey.
Literally, "That which I just said, is it not true?"
That sandwich you are eating is excellent, eh?
An interjection popular in Canadian speech. According to linguists, a "politeness marker."
Adding "eh" to a sentence can indicate the speaker's willingness to accept dissent or to invite further discussion. Has been referred to as an "articulated question mark."
The interpretation of "eh" as carrying meaning beyond other routine interjections (huh?) is supposed to be uniquely Canadian. "Ascertaining the comprehension, continued interest, agreement, etc., of the person or persons addressed" is how the Canadian Oxford Dictionary puts it.
"Let's do something, eh?" -- where 'eh' is 'do you agree?'
"We could get a pizza, eh?" -- where 'eh' is 'if you would like to'
"I don't know about that, eh?" -- where 'eh' is 'but perhaps I might be convinced if you explained further'
"What's that, eh?" -- where 'eh' is 'I would appreciate, friend of mine, hearing your interpretation'
"The beer's cheap here, eh?" -- where 'eh' is 'so what would you like to do about that'
"It's after last call, eh?" -- where 'eh' is 'were you aware'
The Canadian word that can change any sentence into a question. (no matter what)
<John> Pass me a beer!
<John> Pass me a beer, eh?
<Tim> No thanks
<Captain John> Hand o'er the rum.
<1st Mate Tim> Aye!
the proud Canadian saying for basically anything like right?, do you?, isn't it, etc.
(and as a t-shirt said:
why do Canadians say 'EH'?
B/C IT'S BETTER THAN SAYING 'HUH')
person: that's pretty cool, eh?
a word used to make someone agree with you, also many americans think canadians say it in every sentance while americans say it just as much as canadians.
"that movie was pretty good, eh?"
"yeah it wasn't bad"
by anonymous Jul 20, 2003 add a video
An interjection or prompt spoken by Canadians.more...
I am a Toronto born and raised Canadian. This is how eh is often used here:
Typically used to replace terms such as:
"Did you know?"
Guy 1): "McDonalds replaced the double cheese burger with the McDouble on the value menu eh?"
Guy 2): "Really? Damn... those McBastards"
Often used to replace the word 'right?'
Guy 1) "You're going to school tomorrow, eh?"
Guy 2) "Yeah, I try not to miss class"
Also replaces 'right' in the following sentence:
ImATwin ): Taylor Lautner is so hot!
sLaShK ) : I know, eh!
"You know what I mean?"
Guy 1): "Im going to walmart to buy toilet paper"
Guy 2): "Get the thick stuff eh? Don't be cheap"
Guy 1): "Yes of course, no one likes that thin equate stuff"
"What do you think"
Girl 1): I bought a new pair of TOMS. Cool eh?
Guy2): Yeah, they're pretty cool. I might buy a pair as well.
"Don't you think?"
Often used to ask for a response of agreement or disagreement, similar in meaning to "don't you think?"
Guy1): Look at those dark clouds. It looks like there might be a storm coming eh?
Guy2): Yeah definitely, I'm gonna bring an umbrella
"What was that?" or "what?"
Guy1): *inaudibley speaking, then guy 2 catches the end of the sentence "And thats why your so dumb"