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What Does Ehhh Mean in Texting? (Examples)

What does Ehhh mean in texting? In the online world, slang and other kinds of language usage evolve at a very rapid rate. One of the terms that might have piqued your interest is “ehhh.” While it may seem meaningless and dull, there is more than meets the eye. The terms hold subtle nuances that convey meanings. Let’s take a look at how “ehhh” adds to texting/communication.

What does Ehhh Mean in Texting?

In texting, “ehhh” simply represents doubt, confusion, or uncertainty. The most likely scenarios you would use would be in cases where you’re contemplating a decision but haven’t reached a decision or simply when you think someone is being disingenuous.

This term is simply a way for you to translate your emotions of doubt and uncertainty into text form.

Related: What does P mean in texting?

Alternative Meanings

  • “Ehhh” could also be used when you’re shocked about something. In this case, the “ehhh,” would be followed by an exclamation mark and a question mark to add to the expression.

Examples of Ehhh in a Text Exchange

—Examples of ehhh in texting!

Example one

  • Guy 1: “We should arrive on schedule if we depart at 6.”
  • Guy 2: “Ehhh, I’m a bit uncertain.”

Example two

  • Guy 1: “Any ideas for dinner tonight?”
  • Guy 2: “Ehhh, how about Italian cuisine?”

See also: What does MB mean in texting?

What does Ehhh Mean When a Girl Texts it to Me?

If you ever received a text from a girl that simply reads “ehhh,” then you might have been thinking about its meaning. When it comes to this particular situation, the use of “ehhh” can be quite telling of her feelings.

She might be using that term as a cop-out because “ehhh” mostly signifies a sense of mild disinterest or indecision. By using that term, she is showing that she is neither entirely dismissive nor fully on board.

What Does Ehhh Mean When a Guy Texts it to Me?

When it comes to a guy using “ehhh” while texting you, it’s usually the same sentiment as when a girl uses it, but for the guy, it’s with a sprinkle of casualness. A guy using “ehhh” means he is not invested or excited about what you are discussing.

Though it is not necessarily completely negative, you should remember that if you receive an “ehhh” from a guy, he is probably bored and not fully engaged in the conversation.

Does Ehhh Mean the Same in Texting as it Does on Social Media?

“ehhh” mostly means the same thing in texting as it does on social media. But the platform might influence the degree of the emotions conveyed. In texting, it could mean a very casual nonchalance. But it could mean a very uninterested response to someone’s post on social media.


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