[fee-lair, fil-air]

Origin of fillér

1900–05; < Hungarian < Middle High German vierer type of coin, equivalent to vier four + -er -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for fillér


  1. a person or thing that fills
  2. an object or substance used to add weight or size to something or to fill in a gap
  3. a paste, used for filling in cracks, holes, etc, in a surface before painting
  4. architect a small joist inserted between and supported by two beams
    1. the inner portion of a cigar
    2. the cut tobacco for making cigarettes
  5. journalism articles, photographs, etc, to fill space between more important articles in the layout of a newspaper or magazine
  6. informal something, such as a musical selection, to fill time in a broadcast or stage presentation
  7. a small radio or television transmitter used to fill a gap in coverage
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Word Origin and History for fillér



late 15c., "one who fills," agent noun from fill (v.). Meaning "something used to fill" is from 1590s. Specifically of food products by 1901.

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