hemming

See also: Hemming

EnglishEdit

VerbEdit

hemming

  1. Present participle of hem.

NounEdit

hemming (plural hemmings)

  1. The act of saying "hem", in intermission or hesitation of speech.
    • 1847, The University Magazine: A Literary and Philosophic Review (page 285)
      Blushing and stammering, awkward pauses, hemmings and hawings, tremblings of voice, and confusion in all its shapes there were between them []
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