blah etymology

English word blah comes from English imitative

Detailed word origin of blah

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
imitative English (eng) Imitating; copying; not original.. Modelled after another thing.
blah English (eng) (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 [...]