Definition of "er" []

  • Used to express hesitation or uncertainty. (interjection)
  • A sound made when hesitating in speech (exclamation)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved. (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "er" in a sentence
  • "'Then, er, would you ask your driver to take you to, er, Randfontein House, er… the Dettrick Room… that's a reception room, you see, which we hire for this, well, sort of thing.'"
  • "“I’m blimed,” he said, “ef I don’t tike er piy-diy out of ’er, shadders or no shadders.”"
  • "_Has_ a rule I find the merest nod of my 'ed a sufficient saloot to a woman of the aristocracy -- but for _'er_, Mamzelle, I never fail to show' er up with a court bow! ""