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To make a mistake, or to sin. Ignorance. "Err" is not used today in everyday conversation (other than making the sound "errrrr") but the word can be found in the bible.
"To err is human, but to forgive is divine…" Huggy Bear
"To err is human, but to forgive, well thats right on!" Bad guy in Starksy and Hutch
by Adam Zee February 24, 2005
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An interjection that essentially means "What are you talking about?".
Jane: "I really like what you did to your hair."

Me: "Err? I haven't done anything to it."
by PennieGirl June 22, 2005
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a term used in awkward situations, when in a confused state, or when trying to make a tough decision.
Nick: hey eric, who's hotter.. Jaquann's sister or his girl?
eric: *glances at jaquann* "err...."

your interviewer asks: "You Have Read The Job Description And A Summary Of The Job Role So What Areas Of This Job Appeal To You The Least?"
you: "err...."
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A word used to stall for time. The ellipsis may only be omitted if the word is foller by a comma.
Umm... Err... Uhh...
by Typhlosion July 26, 2003
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Common insult among the students of St. Andrews College, Dublin.

Err can be used for pretty much everything, however it is mostly used when someone proves they are particularly knowledgeable about a topic, as a general insult or when someone is being a bit of an all-round twat.
Statement:"I love George Michael!"

Response:"Err George Michael"
by spinme August 04, 2009
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