filler

1 of 2

noun (1)

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

filler

2 of 2

noun (2)

fil·​ler ˈfi-ˌler How to pronounce filler (audio)
plural fillers also filler
a monetary subunit of the forint see forint at Money Table

Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

fill entry 1 + -er entry 2

Noun (2)

Hungarian fillér

First Known Use

Noun (1)

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1904, in the meaning defined above

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

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Cite this Entry

“Filler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/filler. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

filler

noun
fill·​er
ˈfil-ər
: one that fills: as
a
: a substance added to a product (as to increase size or weight)
b
: a pack of paper to put in a binder
c
: a sound, word, or phrase used to fill pauses in speaking

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