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Used to represent a sound made in speech, especially one used to express enquiry, surprise, or to elicit agreement.‘‘Eh? What's this?’’
- ‘He had become hard of hearing and occasionally, with the sound of a distant lawn mower coming from outside, leaned forward to say ‘Eh?’
- ‘Can I buy you fellas a beer while Alan and I farm a little, eh?’
- ‘‘Look at that faucet, eh!’ exclaims a mother to her friend.’
Natural utterance: first recorded in English in the mid 16th century.
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