In southern regions, a conjunction of the words 'you' and 'know' - typically used either at the beginning of a sentence when either stating a fact or opinion, or to begin a question. Also used at the end of a sentence, when looking for confirmation that the listener understands or agrees with the statement.
"Y'know, I was going to fix that truck this weekend"
"Y'know how to get to i95 from here?"
"People in this world have gone crazy, y'know?"
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A filler word, inserted in oral speech. Similar words include like, just and and stuff.
I'm not very good at public speaking, y'know. Like I get nervous y'know.
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A filler-word used in speech, especially when one is nervous. Used often by guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong in interviews.

Can be replaced with like, and stuff, um and sorta.
Time Magazine: 'How do you respond to people who say that Green Day isn't punk anymore? Have you changed your style in response to naysayers?'

Billie Joe Armstrong: 'The thing about any genre of music, if it's punk, if it's blues or jazz, there's... y'know or straight up rock n' roll...'
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A word which was made up and created by Paul McCartney, before him there was no sound but he fixed that and when someone asked how he did it he answered;
"Well, I was sleeping y'know..."

Since then it have been a word used in everyones everyday life y'know.
Geege: Hey Baul, how do ye make biscuits?
Paul: Well, you put some butter and flour together y'know.

Teacher: Did you finish your essays?
Me: No because I was sleeping y'know, and me mother came to me and said, just 'Let it be'.
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A phrase uttered by select persons every ten seconds. Akin to "ummm" which is used by many people. AKA, a filler phrase.
"Y'know ahmen, that's not what I'm talking about."

"You have to do it this way, y'know ahmen?"
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Has recently become an over-used preface to completely unrelated following statement, typically used by stiff, grey people in a self-defeating attempt to appear individual or at least interesting. Fail
Building Surveyor to Client: "...blah, blah, drone. And y'know what? I said we'll be making new law!"
Client: "Zzzzz"
Building Surveyor: "I'm a senior director"
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short version of "you know what they say"
(This phrase however is said with nothing after it)
Ted:"y'know what they say"
Bonkle: "what do they say?"
Ted: "uhhh" *scratches his temple*
Bobkle: "wtf why did you scratch me?"
Ted: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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