eh[ā, e, en]
- used to express doubt or surprise
- used to make an inquiry and equivalent to “What did you say?” or “Don't you agree?”
- Used in asking a question or in seeking repetition or confirmation of a statement.
- Chiefly Canadian Used to ascertain or reinforce a listener's interest or agreement.
- (informal, UK, Australia) Used as a tag question, to emphasise what goes before or to request that the listener express an opinion about what has been said.
- These hot dogs are pretty good, eh?
- In isolation, a request for repetition or clarification of what has just been said. Compare what, pardon.
- (Canada) An interjection used to ascertain the continued attention of an individual addressed by the speaker
- I went to the restaurant, eh, but my friends didn't show up.
- Expressing apathy or lack of enthusiasm; meh.
- - Do you feel like going out tonight?- Eh, I don't know.
In North America this term is stereotypically associated with Canada and some uses of it outside of Canada can convey that you are trying to sound (sarcastically) Canadian. However, it is in wide use in many other parts of the world, including the northern United States, Australia, New Zealand, England, Scotland, and South Africa.
- (humorous, slang, Internet) Used to replace -y, often in lolcat speak.
- kitteh (for kitty)
- sunneh (for sunny)