verb in·ter·ject \ˌin-tər-ˈjekt\

: to interrupt what someone else is saying with (a comment, remark, etc.)

Full Definition of INTERJECT

transitive verb
:  to throw in between or among other things :  interpolate <interject a remark>
in·ter·jec·tor \-ˈjek-tər\ noun
in·ter·jec·to·ry \-t(ə-)rē\ adjective

Examples of INTERJECT

  1. That's an interesting idea, he interjected, but I don't think you've considered all of the details.
  2. She listened to us, interjecting remarks every so often.
  3. If I may interject, I have things I'd like to add.


Latin interjectus, past participle of intericere, from inter- + jacere to throw — more at jet
First Known Use: 1588


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