Definition of er exclamation from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɜː(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ɜːr//
(also erm) (British English)
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the sound that people make when they are deciding what to say next ‘Will you do it?’ ‘Er, yes, I suppose so.’ I’m, er, I’m going now More Like This Exclamations aargh, ah, aha, ahchoo, ahem, aw, bah, boo, coo, d’oh, eek, eh, er, eww, gee, ha, hey, ho ho, ho-hum, hooray, huh, mm, oh, oho, oi, ooh, oops, ouch, ow, oy, pah, phew, psst, sh, tsk tsk, tut, ugh, uh, uh-uh, uh-oh, um, whoopee, whoops, woo hoo, wow, yay, yippee, yuck, yumSee worksheet. Word Originnatural utterance: first recorded in English in the mid 19th cent.
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