What Does BLEH Mean in a Text?

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The Quick Answer

BLEH means "Whatever" or "Unwell."

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BLEH is a slang term that is typically used to convey total disinterest in or lack of enthusiasm for someone or something. (In this context, BLEH represents a verbal shoulder shrug.) It can also be used to mean that someone is feeling "Unwell." For example:
  • Nick: The last series of Game of Thrones was a bit BLEH.
  • (Here BLEH means "Whatever.")
  • Nick: I'm feeling a bit BLEH. I think the burger I ate yesterday was off.
  • (Here, BLEH means "Unwell.")
BLEH is similar in meaning to MEH (Whatever).

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meaning of BLEH

BLEH can also mean "Unwell."

Summary of Key Points

First Definition for BLEH

BLEH means "Whatever." This is the most common definition for BLEH in texting and on messaging apps like Instagram and TikTok.
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Second Definition for BLEH

BLEH also means "Unwell."
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of BLEH in Sentences

Here are examples of BLEH in conversations:
  • Lily: How's work today?
  • Ollie: BLEH. As always.
  • (Here, BLEH means "Whatever.")
  • Zac: That pizza last night was weird. I've never had mango and salami on the same pizza before.
  • Billy: Yeah, I feel a bit BLEH today.
  • (Here, BLEH means "Unwell.")

An Academic Look at BLEH

When used with the meaning "Whatever," BLEH is typically used as an interjection. An interjection is not grammatically related to any other part of the sentence. It is included in a sentence (usually at the start) to express a sentiment such as surprise, disgust, joy, excitement, or enthusiasm. In formal writing, interjections are offset from the surrounding words with commas. For example:
  • BLEH, life is so dull!
  • (Here, BLEH is an interjection expressing boredom.)

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

The use of BLEH to mean "Whatever" or "Unwell" predates the digital era.

Example of BLEH Used in a Text

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