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Definition um

Etymology 1




  1. Expression of hesitation, uncertainty or space filler in conversation. See uh.
  2. (chiefly US) Dated spelling of mmm.

um (third-person singular simple present ums, present participle umming, simple past and past participle ummed)

  1. (intransitive) To make the um sound to express uncertainty or hesitancy.

Etymology 2

From Middle English um, from Old Norse um, umb (“around, about”), from Proto-Germanic *umbi (“around”), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂m̥bʰi (“round about, around”). Cognate with Old English ymbe (“around”), West Frisian om (“around”), Dutch om (“around”), German um (“around”). More at umbe.



  1. Alternative form of umbe

Etymology 3

A Latin-script rendering of µm.


um (plural um)

  1. Alternative spelling of µm

Etymology 4



  1. (dated, sometimes humorous, often offensive) An undifferentiated determiner or article; a miscellaneous linking word, or filler with nonspecific meaning; representation of broken English stereotypically or comically attributed to Native Americans.

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