From LL. expletivus "serving to fill out," from L. expletus, the past participle of explere "to fill out", itself from ex- "out, completely" + plere "to fill"
- serving to fill up
- marked be expletives (phrase-fillers)
#A profane, vulgar or obscene oath
#linguistics A word without meaning added to fill a syntactic position
#:Example: - It in It is snowing
#linguistics A word that adds to the strength of a phrase without affecting its meaning
#:Example: - bloody in I'll give you a bloody good hiding.
French: explÃ©tif m