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"er" in British English

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erexclamation

uk   /ɜːr/ us   /ɝː/
the sound that people often make when they pause in the middle of what they are saying or pause before they speak, often because they are deciding what to say: "What time shall we meet this evening?" "Er, eight-ish?" "Is he handsome?" "Er, well - he's got a nice friendly sort of face, though he's not exactly handsome."

ERnoun [C usually singular]

uk   /ˌiːˈɑːr/ us   /ˌiːˈɑːr/
US abbreviation for emergency room
abbreviation for Elizabeth Regina: Queen Elizabeth II

-ersuffix

uk   /r/ us   //
(Definition of er from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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ERnoun [C]

abbreviation foremergency room (= the place in a hospital for people who need immediate medical care): You should go to the ER if you have chest pains.
(Definition of ER from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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