F f


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fee-lair, fil-air]
    • /ˈfi lɛər, ˈfɪl ɛər/
    • /ˈfɪl.ər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fee-lair, fil-air]
    • /ˈfi lɛər, ˈfɪl ɛər/

Definitions of filler word

  • noun plural filler an aluminum coin of Hungary, the 100th part of a forint. 1
  • noun filler A monetary unit of Hungary, equal to one hundredth of a forint. 1
  • noun filler sth giving bulk 1
  • noun filler substance: fills cracks, etc. 1
  • noun filler news: minor story 1
  • noun filler linguistics: um, er, etc. 1

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Origin of filler

First appearance:

before 1900
One of the 17% newest English words
1900-05; < Hungarian < Middle High German vierer type of coin, equivalent to vier four + -er -er1

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Filler


filler popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 92% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

filler usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for filler

noun filler

  • cartridge — A cartridge is a metal or cardboard tube containing a bullet and an explosive substance. Cartridges are used in guns.
  • center — a point equally distant from all points on the circumference of a circle or surface of a sphere
  • content — The contents of a container such as a bottle, box, or room are the things that are inside it.
  • contents — everything that is inside a container
  • cylinder — A cylinder is an object with flat circular ends and long straight sides.

adj filler

  • pollute — to make foul or unclean, especially with harmful chemical or waste products; dirty: to pollute the air with smoke.
  • defile — To defile something that people think is important or holy means to do something to it or say something about it which is offensive.
  • overwhelm — to overcome completely in mind or feeling: overwhelmed by remorse.
  • beset — If someone or something is beset by problems or fears, they have many problems or fears which affect them severely.
  • assail — If someone assails you, they criticize you strongly.

adjective filler

  • flood — a great flowing or overflowing of water, especially over land not usually submerged.
  • overrun — to rove over (a country, region, etc.); invade; ravage: a time when looting hordes had overrun the province.

Antonyms for filler

noun filler

  • self-emptying — containing nothing; having none of the usual or appropriate contents: an empty bottle.
  • core — The core of a fruit is the central part of it. It contains seeds or pips.
  • decrease — When something decreases or when you decrease it, it becomes less in quantity, size, or intensity.
  • base — The base of something is its lowest edge or part.
  • part — a portion or division of a whole that is separate or distinct; piece, fragment, fraction, or section; constituent: the rear part of the house; to glue the two parts together.

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