fill-in

noun \ ˈfil-ˌin \

Definition of fill-in

:someone or something that fills in

First Known Use of fill-in

1917


fill in

verb

Definition of fill in

transitive verb
1 :to enrich (something, such as a design) with detail
2 :to give necessary or recently acquired information to
  • I'll fill you in
intransitive verb
:to fill a vacancy usually temporarily
  • interns filled in for regular staffers

Examples of fill in in a Sentence

  1. my friend quickly filled me in on the portion of the movie that I had missed

  2. she's only filling in while the regular secretary is on vacation

First Known Use of fill in

1840


FILL-IN Defined for English Language Learners

fill-in

noun

Definition of fill-in for English Language Learners

  • : someone who takes the place of another person who is away for a short time : someone who fills in for someone else



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