or something

idiomatic phrase

used to suggest another name, choice, etc., that is not specified
The man wearing the badge must be a guard or something.Can I get you a glass of wine or something?… Art's yard was amazing. Like a park or something, with all kinds of flowers and plants—the kind you only see at the arboretum.Marilyn Reynolds

Word History

First Known Use

1814, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of or something was in 1814

Dictionary Entries Near or something

Cite this Entry

“Or something.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/or%20something. Accessed 3 Jun. 2023.

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