- (noun) an oath or swear word. “he was greeted by a stream of expletives”
- (noun) a word or phrase used to fill out a sentence or a line of verse without adding to the sense.
- (adj) (of a word or phrase) serving to fill out a sentence or line of verse.
Expletive meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi meaning)
- अपशब्द, निरर्थक चिल्लाहट
- late Middle English (as an adjective): from late Latin expletivus, from explere ‘fill out’, from ex- ‘out’ + plere ‘fill’. The noun sense ‘word used merely to fill out a sentence’ (early 17th century) was applied specifically to a swear word in the early 19th century.
Expletive in a sentence (word usage in recent Hindu newspaper)
- ‘Drunk’ Irish woman, who went on expletive-laden rant at Air India crew, found dead in London home; Sussex Police rules out foul play.
- Name change applicants add Rs 5 crore to Maharashtra’s kitty in a year, Sick of being ridiculed over his name, whose first half contained a Hindi expletive, the teen made a determined trek to Gupta’s 10-year-old ….
- Anti-Johnson London protesters converge on Westminster, Protesters chanting expletive laden slogans eventually converged on Downing Street, which was temporarily placed under lockdown …
- Trinamool MP Mahua Moitra rejects plagiarism allegations, says …, “I found seven signs relevant to India and spoke at length about each of … Longman also used an expletive for the right-wing, and said that “it’s …
- Russia’s President Opposes Duma Call for Georgia Sanctions,… crude on-air verbal attack by a Georgian TV personality who on Sunday evening lambasted the Russian president in an expletive-filled rant.
Mnemonic trick to remember the meaning of Expletive
- Your parents will surely utter ‘Expletive’ words if you are ‘Expelled’ from the exam.
- sounds like explosive…people use explosive words (ie) bad meaning when they get angry
Censor Board wants expletives in 'Udta Punjab' edited out