One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used to express disgust.‘bleah, my hands are all gross from bathtub cleaning’‘Beans on toast? Bleah!’
- ‘I dropped her and Sophie off at the airport at 5:45 this morning - bleah.’
- ‘Today we're going out with Anne and John (bleah I know it's her brother but he is just creepy and fat).’
- ‘Bleah what disgusting news.’
- ‘If the song is a 9th grade "if only she'd see me" thing, bleah.’
- ‘I'm coming to dislike the taste of what they have done with margarine and these 'healthy spreads'. Bleah!’
- ‘I did jettison the chickpea salad (bleah!) but, other than that, I ate what was on my menu.’
- ‘I mean, I want to dance but bleah, dancing with my mom is so ew.’
- ‘I took one look at that deep dish pizza and went "bleah".’
- ‘The sweet potato fries were just okay and dusted with sugar rather than salt - bleah.’
- ‘Sore throat and fever, bleah, bleah, bleah.’
1960s: probably imitative of the sound of gagging or retching.
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