or umm

[uhm, uhn, uh m, uhn]
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Related Words for um

exclamation, wow, amen, hello, alas, boo, hurrah, ahem, oh, whoopee, hooray, shucks, er, ouch, rah, ah, egad, golly, hey, huh

Examples from the Web for um

Contemporary Examples of um

Historical Examples of um

  • Them ribbons don't keep her f'um rockin'; she's all through!

    Old Man Curry

    Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan

  • "Um," grunted the depot master, knocking the ashes from his cigar.

    The Depot Master

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • So fair a lady is meant for another kind of, um, never mind!

    The Valor of Cappen Varra

    Poul William Anderson

  • "Um," said the other man, as the tail-lights of the train grew small.

  • Um—a—oh—this new man we hear of—Monsieur Kashkine, of Moscow.

    The Genius

    Margaret Horton Potter

British Dictionary definitions for um


  1. a representation of a common sound made when hesitating in speech


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Word Origin and History for um

a sound denoting hesitation, 1670s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper