Meaning of “excuse me” in the English Dictionary


"excuse me" in American English

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excuse me

I am sorry to interrupt you:

Excuse me, where is the bathroom?
excuse me

Excuse me is also used to say you are sorry for having done something, esp. unintentionally, that might be annoying to other people.

excuse me

You might also use excuse me as a question when you want someone to repeat something that person has said because you could not hear it:

"Excuse me? I didn’t get that last part."

(Definition of “excuse me” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)