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blah

[blah] /blɑ/
noun
1.
nonsense; rubbish:
What they say is blah.
2.
the blahs, a feeling of physical uneasiness, general discomfort, or mild depression; malaise:
After the long weekend many workers had the Monday-morning blahs.
adjective
3.
insipid; dull; uninteresting.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; imitative
Synonyms
1. bunkum, humbug, hooey, eyewash, twaddle, bosh.
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British Dictionary definitions for blah

blah

/blɑː/
noun
1.
worthless or silly talk; claptrap
adjective
2.
uninteresting; insipid
verb
3.
(intransitive) to talk nonsense or boringly
Word Origin
C20 imit
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Word Origin and History for blah
n.

"idle, meaningless talk," 1918, probably echoic; the adjective meaning "bland, dull" is from 1919, perhaps influenced by French blasé "bored, indifferent." The blahs "depression" is attested by 1966.

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Slang definitions & phrases for blah

blah

adjective
  1. (also bla) Unstimulating; bland; featureless; dull: makes one ponder the value of crawling out of bed on such a blah day (1919+)
  2. Tired; mildly depressed; enervated: fever, chills, sore throat make for an allover ''blah'' feeling
interjection

An expression of disagreement, contempt, etc; bullshit (1920s+)

noun

Idle and meaningless talk; falsehoods and vanities; baloney, bunk: a lot of romantic blah (1918+)

[echoic; but first sense said to be fr French blase´, ''indifferent, bored'']


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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