1. Substitution for something not to be said out loud.
2. Substitution for something that cannot be thought of at the present moment.
3. Question, literally meaning either
i. "Are you still listening?"
or ii. "Do you think you understand?" (informal)
1. - You want me to ... you know ... ?
- What, suck me off?
2. - So I decided to give her that thing.
- What thing?
- The thing, you know.
3. - She didn't like the thing, so she dumped me. You know?
something that jackasses say EVERY FUCKING OTHER WORD! You know! You know! You know! no i dont know cocksucker, why dont you fuckin tell me!
Man: Someday ill, you know, be living, you know, like in maui, you know, and ill be, you know, just havin, you know, a good, you know, time.
Other man slits this mans fuckin throat.
1. When used as a question: Same as, "Know what I'm saying?"
2. When used right before a giggle or titter: Something that is to embarassing or "icky" to bring up directly in conversation.
3. When used by a criminal or psychotic: You understand and have knowings of the insane/ socially unacceptable/ depravedly criminal/ inhumane/ abasedly amoral things I have done. Now I must kill you.
1. So then I just had to bust a cap, you know?
2. Then he showed me his... you know *giggle*.
3. You KNOW! *Lunges at you with a knife*
An interjection, most often used when saying something the listener does not, and often could not reasonably, know.
There are 374,102 hairs on my head, you know.
2. Conversation starter
3. To point out something that your conversation partner doesn't know, but should.
This phrase is way overused in Minnesota. Also, it's never taken literally.
1. "I called him, you know, 5 times this morning and like, he never answered."
2. "You know, this place smells retched."
3. "I have my doctorate in something, you know."
The perfect response to any question asked. Can be used when one just doesn't want to answer a question or when one doesn't know how to answer a question.
Girlfriend: "So what exactly did you do when SHE came over last night!?"
Guy: "You know."
Teacher: "Billy, think about this. 3x + 4 = 7. What is 'x'?"
Billy: "You know."
As it is sometimes used in Boston, a solitary expression used to concur with anothers pointed or humorous observation.
Person A: Bostonians are so impatient, they want to order their lunch before their ass even hits the seat!
Person B: You know!