noun (1)
fill·​er | \ ˈfi-lər How to pronounce filler (audio) \

Definition of filler

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: one that fills: such as
a : a substance added to a product (as to increase bulk, weight, viscosity, opacity, or strength)
b : a composition used to fill the pores and grain especially of a wood surface before painting or varnishing
c : a piece used to cover or fill in a space between two parts of a structure
d : tobacco used to form the core of a cigar
e : material used to fill extra space in a column or page of a newspaper or magazine or to increase the size of a work (such as a book)
f : a pack of paper for a loose-leaf notebook
g : a sound, word, or phrase (such as "you know?") used to fill pauses in speaking


noun (2)
fil·​ler | \ ˈfi-ˌler How to pronounce filler (audio) \
plural fillers also filler

Definition of filler (Entry 2 of 2)

a monetary subunit of the forint — see forint at Money Table

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First Known Use of filler

Noun (1)

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1904, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for filler

Noun (1)

fill entry 1 + -er entry 2

Noun (2)

Hungarian fillér

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The first known use of filler was in the 15th century

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23 Aug 2022

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“Filler.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2022.

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fill·​er | \ ˈfi-lər How to pronounce filler (audio) \

Kids Definition of filler

: a material used for filling

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