UM

Etymology 1

Interjection

um

Expression of hesitation, uncertainty or space filler in conversation. See uh.

(chiefly, American) Dated spelling of mmm.

Verb

um (third-person singular simple present ums, present participle umming, simple past and past participle ummed)

(intransitive) To make the um sound to express uncertainty or hesitancy.

Etymology 2

Preposition

um

Alternative form of umbe

Etymology 3

A Latin-script rendering of µm.

Noun

um (plural um)

Alternative spelling of µm

Etymology 4

Particle

um

(dated, sometimes, humorous, often, offensive) An undifferentiated determiner or article; a miscellaneous linking word, or filler with nonspecific meaning; representation of broken English stereotypically or comically attributed to Native Americans.

Anagrams

• -mu-, MU, Mu, mu

Proper noun

UM

Initialism of University of Miami.

Initialism of University of Michigan.

Noun

UM (plural UMs)

(philately) Initialism of unmounted mint.

Anagrams

• -mu-, MU, Mu, mu

Source: Wiktionary



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