A filler word used on various “chat” and “talk” programs when you had nothing to say but felt that it was important to say something.
The word apparently originated (at least with this definition) on the MECC Timeshare System (MTS, a now-defunct educational time-sharing system running in Minnesota during the 1970s and the early 1980s) but was later sighted on early Unix systems.
[huhm-uh-buh l] /ˈhʌm ə bəl/ adjective 1. (of a piece of music) able to be easily; melodic; tuneful.
[huhm] /hʌm/ verb (used without object), hummed, humming. 1. to make a low, continuous, droning sound. 2. to give forth an indistinct sound of mingled voices or noises. 3. to utter an indistinct sound in hesitation, embarrassment, dissatisfaction, etc.; hem. 4. to sing with closed lips, without articulating words. 5. to be in a state […]
/ˈhʌməl/ adjective (Scot) 1. (of cattle) hornless 2. (of grain) awnless /ˈhʊməl/ noun 1. Johann Nepomuk (joˈhan ˈneːpomʊk). 1778–1837, German composer and pianist
[huhm-er] /ˈhʌm ər/ noun 1. a person or thing that . 2. Slang. . 3. a hummingbird. [huhm-er] /ˈhʌm ər/ Trademark. 1. a brand of sport-utility vehicle based on the military Humvee. n. c.1600, agent noun from hum (v.). Meaning “energetic person or thing” is 1680s; that of “excellent person or thing” is slang from […]