Complete Definition of "expletive"

English
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Etymology
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"

Adjective

  1. serving to fill up
  2. marked be expletives (phrase-fillers)

Translations
Dutch: expletief
French: explétif

Noun
en-noun

#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.

Translations
Dutch: expletie
French: explétif m

References
R:Websters

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