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Date: 1500-1600
Origin: Sound suggesting a question

eh

interjection
     
eh spoken
1 British English used when you want someone to repeat something because you did not hear it:
Eh? She's got how many children?
2 used when you want someone to reply to you or agree with something you have said:
Maybe teenagers aren't as clueless as everyone thought, eh?
3 British English used when you are surprised by something that someone has said

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