‘Meh’ Gains Official Recognition

The Collins English Dictionary has included the word ‘meh’ in its 30th edition at the suggestion of a Nottingham resident.

Erin Whyte defined the word as “an expression of utter boredom or an indication of how little you care for an idea”, noting that it could be used as either an interjection or an adjective. Her suggestion was chosen as part of the Collins Word of Mouth Campaign, which asked the public to recommend new, everyday words for the dictionary.

‘Meh’ beat off competition from the likes of ‘frenemy’ and ‘huggles’ to earn a place in the dictionary, which will be published next year.

Hannah Gibbons


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