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1 definition by JET Blade

word used to pull your answer closer to the mean and therefore lessen the severity of a situation
Example 1

Bob: How many times did you see Mama Mia?

Joe: Just 2 or 3 times. (But we all know the real answer is 3)

Example 2

Maria: How much did you get for that on ebay?

Bill: Oh, like 5 or 10 bucks. (Here, Bill only got 5 dollars)
by JET Blade December 29, 2009