Um meaning

ŭm, əm
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(intransitive) To make the um sound to express confusion or hesitancy.
verb
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(slang) An unstressed form of them.
pronoun
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Used to express doubt or uncertainty or to fill a pause when hesitating in speaking.
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Alternative spelling of µm.
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suffix
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(chemistry) Forms the ends of the names of certain elements (such as molybdenum and platinum).
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Denotes transitive verbs in the trade pidgins used between English-speakers and indigenous populations; used derogatorily by extension in English by addition to any verb, transitive or not.
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Alternative form of umbe.
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(chiefly US) Expression of confusion or space filler in conversation. See uh.

Um, I don't know.

Let's see... um... how about this?

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The ccTLD for United States Minor Outlying Islands as assigned by the IANA.
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(no longer productive, obsolete except dialectally, chiefly Scotland) Prefix meaning around, about.
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Um is defined as something you say to pause in a conversation or to show you're unsure.

An example of um is what you might say when a reporter asks you a question you're not sure you want to answer.

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Origin of um

  • From Middle English um-, umbe-, embe-, from Old English ymb-, ymbe- (“around”), from Proto-Germanic *umbi (“around, about, by, near”), from Proto-Indo-European *ambʰi (“by, around”). Cognate with Dutch om- (“around”), German um- (“around”), Latin amb- (“around, about”), Latin ambi- (“both”), Ancient Greek ἀμφί (amphí-, “around, about”), Sanskrit अभि (abhi, “against, about”). More at umbe.

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  • From Middle English um, from Old Norse um, umb (“around, about"), from Proto-Germanic *umbi (“around"), from Proto-Indo-European *ambÊ°i- (“by, around"). Cognate with Old English ymbe (“around"). More at umbe.

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  • From the homographic case endings of the nominative, accusative, and vocative forms of numerous neuter Latin second declension nouns.

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  • . + ISO 3166-1 country code for United States minor outlying islands, um.

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  • A Latin-script rendering of µm.

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  • Contracted from them

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