Expletive

Definition of Expletive

Ex´ple`tive
a.1.Filling up; hence, added merely for the purpose of filling up; superfluous.
Expletive phrases to plump his speech.
- Barrow.
n.1.A word, letter, or syllable not necessary to the sense, but inserted to fill a vacancy; an oath.
While explectives their feeble aid to join,
And ten low words oft creep in one dull line.
- Pope.

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