um

interjection \ a prolonged m sound , əm \

Definition of um

used to indicate hesitation
  • well, um, I don't know

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First Known Use of um

1672


UM Defined for English Language Learners

um

interjection

Definition of um for English Language Learners

  • —used when you hesitate because you are not sure about what to say


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