(informal) Low in spirit or health; down.
(When spoken repeatedly, often three times in succession: blah blah blah!) Imitative of idle, meaningless talk; used sometimes in a slightly derogatory manner to mock or downplay another's words, or to show disinterest in a diatribe, rant, instructions, unsolicited advice, parenting, etc. Also used when recalling and retelling another's words, as a substitute for the portions of the speech deemed irrelevant.
Other Word Forms of Blah
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Blah
- the blahs
Origin of Blah
The blahs (“boredom, mild depression”) first attested 1969; extension of adjective sense and influenced by term the blues.
Adjective sense “bland, dull” (1919), perhaps influenced by French blasé (“bored, indifferent”).
Also may be connected with bleat
Imitative of meaningless talk
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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