An extremely British way of saying "basically", "in a sense", "in a way", "in a manner of speaking", or "idiomatically", almost always used at the end of a sentence. It's often stuffed into a conversation when the speaker is having a difficult time expressing what they really mean in precise language, and it can take the place of "um" when used habitually to keep words flowing in the absence of thought.
He's a bit shy. He doesn't want to upset the apple cart, as it were.
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It means "in fact, if not in deed." The statement to which it applies may not be the literal truth, but it's not far from it.
He's from the top of the lower classes, as it were.

He may not have ridden her horse, but I'm sure he's saddled her mare, as it were.
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sort of; in a way; as if it were true
"I'm in the market... as it were" - Cpt. Jack Sparrow - Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
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a phrase used to sound cultured, especially when fellating a horse.
While i was sucking him off, as it were...
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Adj. crazy, strange, unusual, loco.
The real way to spell 'weird'.
Say weird, it souded like WE'RED didn't it??
Often thought of as the original spelling of weird, derived from the latin word "werd" meaning 'the one who cannot think properly'.
Person #1: Look at this SCENE kid's pictures...
Person #2: wow, thats a really wered photo angle.
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A horrible misspelling of the contraction "we're", in which the omission of a single apostrophe changes the word into a completely different one. Commonly seen in the gaming world and in message boards
Were here! Were queer!
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To describe in a "past tense" state.

To say something "Was" something else.

And if you are not careful with your definitions, you could end up making a separate definition for another word because you used mixed up "were" with "where."
Ghetto person: We was just chillin' at the MAWL!

Grammar Nazi: Don't you mean "Were"?

Ghetto person: You're about to be "Were-Dead"

Grammar Nazi: "Were-Dead"?

Ghetto person: As in "Were-dead, after I killed you and brought you back to life to help me prove my Alibi"

Grammar Nazi: That doesn't make sense."

Ghetto Person: Niga, it makes perfect sense. How can you be ded if you helping me with an alibi to another crime? You is one problem solved!

Grammar Nazi: . . .
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