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Blah vs. Hooey

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Blahnoun

Nonsense; drivel; idle, meaningless talk.

Hooeynoun

(slang) Silly talk or writing; nonsense, silliness, or fake assertion(s).

‘I heard his speech. It sounded like a whole lot of hooey to me.’;

Blahnoun

(informal) (in plural, the blahs) A general or ambiguous feeling of discomfort, dissatisfaction, uneasiness, boredom, mild depression, etc.

Hooeynoun

senseless talk;

‘don't give me that stuff’;

Blahadjective

(informal) Dull; uninteresting; insipid.

‘Well, the new restaurant seems nice, but their menu is a little blah.’;

Hooey

Hooey was a humour magazine published by Popular Magazines in the 1930s. The magazine presented spoof ads and articles much in the manner popularised by the 1950s magazine Mad.

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Blahadjective

(informal) Low in spirit or health; down.

‘I decided to go exercise rather than sit around all day feeling blah.’;

Blahinterjection

An expression of mild frustration.

‘Blah! Why can't I get this computer to work!’;

Blahinterjection

(When spoken repeatedly, often three times in succession: blah blah blah!) Imitative of idle, meaningless talk; used sometimes in a slightly derogatory manner to mock or downplay another's words, or to show disinterest in a diatribe, rant, instructions, unsolicited advice, parenting, etc. Also used when recalling and retelling another's words, as a substitute for the portions of the speech deemed irrelevant.

‘Yeah, yeah, blah blah blah, Mom, you said this all yesterday.’; ‘And then he was like, "Oh, my brother's an Internet millionaire, blah blah blah." Like I care!’;

Blahinterjection

Representing the sound of vomiting. See bleah, bleh.

Blahverb

(intransitive) To utter idle, meaningless talk.

Blahnoun

pompous or pretentious talk or writing

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