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June 10, 2009

Definition of “HMMMM”

Filed under: Uncategorized — Shyamala N. @ 10:53 pm

Someone gave me this definition of “hmmm” when I used it, while chatting with that person!

“hmmm -: a word, which is uttered when u passively agree/listen to a opinion/statement . Your agreement through a hmmm doesnt make a shit of a difference to you(the hmmist) or the person who hears the hmm(the hmmee).”

So true…



  1. It also makes the speaker believe that listener has not slept and listening 😉 If u dont say ‘hm’, u cant interrupt asking questions in between a’s a bad manner na! (Experience speaks!)

    Comment by Priyanka — June 13, 2009 @ 12:08 am

  2. okaii den…duz it relli mean tht?

    Comment by yasminee — July 21, 2009 @ 10:23 pm

    • haha…no idea if it means that, but then, aren’t definitions tailored to our tastes and needs?

      Comment by Shyamala N. — July 22, 2009 @ 12:35 pm

  3. the word hmm has different meanings. It depends on how you say it.

    In a voice with a tone going up, it ask a question,
    In a voice with the tone going down, it confirms something
    In a voice with the tone going up and then down, means you like it

    In a voice with the tone steady, you indicate that YOU ARE INDEED AWAKE 🙂

    a steady hmm on the telephone however idicates that you are bored with the conversation..

    Comment by rudi — July 15, 2010 @ 1:36 pm

  4. I used hmmm with one of my client. He was asking me its meaning a couple of times. silly boy :->

    Comment by Roy Rubin — July 5, 2011 @ 4:59 pm

  5. watever it means….i seriously get annoyed when some1 says it continuously…..!!

    Comment by sakshi — June 3, 2012 @ 5:50 pm

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