3 definitions by Exit Ramp

A filler word, inserted in oral speech. Similar words include like, just and and stuff.
I'm not very good at public speaking, y'know. Like I get nervous y'know.
by Exit Ramp June 20, 2004
When used at the beginning of a sentence, this word is a variety of the 'filler' word basically. Another direct replacement for technically is essentially. Maybe the speaker sees his or her own bad speech patterns and recycles these three words while speaking. Filler words add absolutely nothing to the sentence being spoken. Other filler words include like, just, and stuff and y'know, but they tend to be in the middle of or at the end of a sentence. Filler words are rarely used in writing and are part of acquired speech habits.
Technically, the knee bone is connected to the thigh bone.
Why not say... The knee bone is connected to the thigh bone.
by Exit Ramp June 20, 2004
When used at the beginning of a sentence, this word is a variety of the 'filler' word basically. Another direct replacement for essentially is technically. Other filler words include like, just, and stuff and y'know, but they tend to be in the middle of or at the end of a spoken sentence. Filler words are rarely used in writing and are part of acquired speech.
Essentially, the leg bone is connected to the hip bone.
Replace the sentence with the less-wordy: The leg bone is connected to the hip bone
by Exit Ramp June 20, 2004

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