(noun, interjection, pronoun)


1. (Scotland, Ireland) a form of hesitant speech, or an expression of uncertainty; um; umm; erm

- She was going to, em... the salon, I think.


1. a quad with a square body

- since `em quad' is hard to distinguish from `en quad', printers sometimes called it a `mutton quad'

Definition categories: quantity

2. a linear unit (1/6 inch) used in printing

Similar word(s): pica

Definition categories: quantity


1. (neologism) them (singular). Gender-neutral third-person singular object pronoun, coordinate with him and her.