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  • interjection informal Expression signifying a pause or hesitation.
  • interjection informal Expression used to imply meaning, rather than say it, such as when a person is embarrassed.
  • interjection informal Used as a rhetorical question to confirm agreement or understanding at the end of a statement.


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  • From ninjawords --

    (interjection) : expression signifying a pause or hesitation

    synonyms: er, erm, um

    June 5, 2008

  • See like.

    August 5, 2008

  • I knew a woman who said "you know", "I don't know, you know?", "Know what I mean?" and "Don't you know" so frequently it would cause me to stare blankly at her, inviting an additional "you know" or two. It drove me insane!

    October 13, 2008