Definitions

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  • adj. Mediocre; lackluster; unexceptional; uninspiring.
  • adj. Apathetic; unenthusiastic.
  • interj. Expressing indifference or lack of enthusiasm.

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Examples

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  • Uh, feh.

    May 7, 2011

  • "'Meh' is the schwa of emotions." --Jonathan Coulton

    May 7, 2011

  • I think it's the clarinet.

    December 24, 2010

  • Ruzuzu, you like klezmer music? But why?

    December 24, 2010

  • "The interjection “meh” has been gaining ground in recent years, mostly due to its popularization by The Simpsons. A typical use is in the episode “Hungry Hungry Homer,” when Homer tries to interest Bart and Lisa in a visit to Blockoland, an amusement park: Bart and Lisa together: Meh. Homer: But the TV gave me the impression that… Bart: We said, “Meh!” Lisa: M-E-H, meh.

    “Meh” in this usage is an expression of apathy and lack of interest, not as strong as “feh,” which connotes actual disgust. “Meh” is, not surprisingly, popular on the internet, and you can even pick up a “meh” t-shirt at thinkgeek.com. There is some evidence that “meh,” like “feh” (which was popularized in the US by Mad magazine), is Yiddish in origin. The title song of the 1936 Yiddish film “Yidl Mitn Fidl” contains the verse “A goat stands in the meadow, And bleats a sad ‘meh!’, Hey you goat, you foolish one, Being sad is ‘feh’!” On the other hand, goats do make a sound that strongly resembles “meh,” so that may be just a coincidence."

    --The Word Detective

    "Yidl Mitn Fidl" is one of my favorite songs--I first
    heard it on an album by The Klezmer Conservatory Band, but here's a link to Molly Picon's version (with feh as fe).

    December 18, 2010

  • Thanks, you guys! And I think it's interesting that meh, feh, and bleh all have similar meanings.

    December 18, 2010

  • Czech (if given a pretentious, quasi-native pronunciation, of course)

    December 17, 2010

  • Teh, as in teh alsome.

    December 17, 2010

  • Heh! I've got tabbouleh on my keffiyeh!

    December 17, 2010

  • Feh.

    December 17, 2010

  • I'm pretty sure this word is rhymeless. Can anyone prove me wrong?

    December 17, 2010

  • a 'meh' is like a verbal shrug of the shoulders

    April 8, 2009

  • "meh" is an interjection used to express disinterest. A synonym is "whatever".

    * 1995 March 19, “Lisa’s Wedding”, The Simpsons

    Marge: weaving on a loom “Hi Bart, I’m weaving on a loom!”
    Bart: “Meh”.

    Also an adjective describing a feeling of disinterest or apathy:
    2003, Dana, 10/18/03 Shows 4 in alt.tv.trading-spaces

    Both shows left me feeling,(sic) meh.

    or an adjective applied to something mediocre as in :
    2003, steve-o, Jam On The River Mini-Review 1 in rec.music.phish

    They redeemed themselves with this show. The first song or two was (sic) meh, but they were on fire after that.

    Sorry, the citations are grammatically sloppy. So goes the cutting edge of the lingo.

    April 8, 2009

  • JM shrugs his shoulders and realises that he just doesn't care where the word 'meh' originated

    February 1, 2009

  • "Our basic plan Meh is completely free and our paying plan Whoo! is $12/m. With the free plan, we provide you with up to 5 projects and 35 images, and with our paid plan, we’ve bumped those numbers to 50 projects, 500 hi-res images and 10 high quality videos."
    - carbonmade.com

    October 30, 2008

  • Mehamn Airport (Norway).

    October 23, 2008

  • See comment on cosi cosi. :-)

    August 1, 2008

  • You're right sarra, if it's the cosi-cosi gesture.

    August 1, 2008

  • For the record, this is my least favorite word, but I feel it's been laughing at me from its perch in my profile (you will not prevail!).

    August 1, 2008

  • I'm loving meh!

    April 29, 2008

  • Someone should tell uselessness he can unthumbup a word in Pandora... just clicking on "edit this (stupid) station".

    April 29, 2008

  • That sounds (smells, I want to say! seems) to me like the English gesture for so-so. If the hand turns on the wrist as if one is playing a tremolo on two fairly far-apart piano keys.

    April 28, 2008

  • Italians have a gesture for that: palm open, facing down, and jiggle the hand a bit. Perfect visual meh. Maybe you could turn it into a graphic. :-)

    October 17, 2007

  • Haha, I'm listening to Pandora right now and was just thinking the same thing! Or more specifically, I'd like a way to un-thumbs-up a song if I change my mind and decide it's not so great after all, but don't want to thumbs-down it either.

    October 17, 2007

  • "OK, Pandora needs a "meh" button, too, not just "I don't like it" and "I love it". Maybe that would muddy the waters."

    cindi on twitter

    October 17, 2007

  • seanahan, if you'd like to hear it used verbally more than once, go here.
    :-)

    September 2, 2007

  • Yep, so was I, c_b. :-)

    March 8, 2007

  • I'm not so sure of the Yiddish aspect, or of the Simpsons origin, since I quote the Simpsons as much as anyone. It is definitely an internet word, and I've only heard it used verbally once.

    March 8, 2007

  • The sheep where I work use it all the time. ;) I suspect kenspeckle was joking, though, reesetee.

    March 8, 2007

  • I didn't, kenspeckle. I remember using this when the Web was still in diapers. ;-)

    March 8, 2007

  • Apparently this word is only for web folks. Who knew?

    March 8, 2007