Definitions

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  • interj. Used in hesitant speech, or to express uncertainty; um, umm.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In heraldry, an abbreviation of ermine.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • - Just a guess - how about Shaggers? erm is it really Philip???

    Its a Brown Thing

  • September 22nd, 2009 2: 22 pm ET erm, that is McCain/Palin rallies ....

    Georgia congressman: Wilson's outburst 'carefully calculated'

  • I mean, erm, that is… honestly officer, he was like that when I found him.

    Cheeseburger Gothic » Geek news.

  • "There's background noise, and people may be saying all sorts of things with pauses and hesitations like 'um' and 'erm' - that's one thing that makes it hard," he said.

    BBC News | News Front Page | UK Edition

  • Let me recall erm … "The games scrolling is a dream to behold and the lens flare effect as the lunar lander spins horizontally brings to mind Jesus ascending into heaven."

    British Blogs

  • He'll put it in and then give you a sword erm ... thing so you can get it in 3 days!

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  • The couple who came round were nice, and we felt bad lying to them ( 'yes it's a nice flat'), although they asked us what the letting agent was like, and when we said 'erm' they explained that they've had nothing but hassle from them so far, so at least it's not just us.

    June 21st, 2008

  • As he said to the Radio Times, ‘to call this lot a shambles would be an insult to other shambles, such as erm ...’

    It is interesting that Sir George Young took the opportunity...

  • If someone makes a hesitation noise, such as erm 'filled hesitation' or 'voiced hesitation', as some researchers have put it, then there isn't a doubt.

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • Sometimes 2 and a half (the half being a strategically placed 'erm') if I stopped for breath and she thought I'd finished what I was saying so continued talking about how pleased they are with the new cash registers. * sighs*

    I'm sooo bored

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