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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'
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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.
Joe: Eh??
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A:a response commonly given when asked a question realated to health, or recent happenings (often given with a shrug).
B:a response to something you should have done as a means to end the conversation.
A---
1: Dude, are you all right?
2: eh.

or...

1: Do you want to go see a dancing palmeranian-tiger dance?
2: eh.

B---
1: Did you clean the gutters?
2: eh....
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Literally, "That which I just said, is it not true?"
That sandwich you are eating is excellent, eh?
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A Canadian term, used at the end of a scentence which means, "do you understand?" or "do you agree?"
the Leafs are gonna win the cup fer sure, eh?

"the cup" = "Lord Stanley's Mug" = the Stanley Cup, champoinship trophy in the NHL.
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An expression for those too lazy to even say 'meh'.
Dude, you've been on the couch for like a week. You should really go outside.
Eh.
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