Meaning of “eh” in the English Dictionary


"eh" in English

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uk // us // US usually huh informal

used to express surprise or confusion, to ask someone to repeat what they have said, or as a way of getting someone to give some type of reaction to a statement that you have made:

"Janet's leaving her husband." "Eh?"
"Did you hear what I said?" "Eh? Say it again - I wasn't listening."
Going overseas again, eh? It's a nice life for some!

(Definition of “eh” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"eh" in American English

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us /, e/ Cdn infml

used as a pause in conversation:

So I’m speeding down the TransCanada, eh, and I look in my mirror and see this Mountie, eh.

(Definition of “eh” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)