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something

[ suhm-thing ]
/ ˈsʌmˌθɪŋ /
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pronoun

some thing; a certain undetermined or unspecified thing: Something is wrong there. Something's happening.
an additional amount, as of cents or minutes, that is unknown, unspecified, or forgotten: He charged me ten something for the hat. Our train gets in at two something.

noun

Informal. a person or thing of some value or consequence: He is really something! This writer has something to say and she says it well.

adverb

in some degree; to some extent; somewhat.
Informal. to a high or extreme degree; quite: He took on something fierce about my tardiness.

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Origin of something

before 1000; Middle English, Old English sum thing.See some, thing1
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British Dictionary definitions for something (1 of 2)

something
/ (ˈsʌmθɪŋ) /

pronoun

adverb

to some degree; a little; somewhatto look something like me
(foll by an adjective) informal (intensifier)it hurts something awful

British Dictionary definitions for something (2 of 2)

-something

n combining form

  1. a person whose age can be approximately expressed by a specified decade
  2. (as modifier)the thirtysomething market

Word Origin for -something

C20: from the US television series thirtysomething
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