A word used as a filler in many conversations in real life and in online chatting.
Used to fill space during awkward silences (see example 1), boring conversations, or when you don't have anything to say because you didn't pay attention (see example 2).
Often used in conjunction with um
, uh totally
. (see examples)
Also used when a bad joke falls flat. (see example 3)
Joe: I like men.
John: um yeah...
Jenny: blah blah...and then we totally ditched him and went out to the mall. He deserved it right?
Adam: (snaps back into attention) uh yeah. totally.
Ching ching: AND THEN MY MOM SAID THE EGGRO WAS ACTUALLY A DUMPRING. LOL