(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