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Definition um

Etymology 1

Onomatopoeic.

Interjection

um

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

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.

Preposition

um

  1. Alternative form of umbe

Etymology 3

A Latin-script rendering of µm.

Noun

um (plural um)

  1. Alternative spelling of µm

Etymology 4

Particle

um

  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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