or something (like that)(redirected from or something like)
Added as a tag to the end of a sentence to emphasize one's uncertainty about someone or something. I bet Tom could help us. His dad's a politician or a lawyer or something—someone with some influence, in any case! Is this a joke or something? Because it's not funny at all.
or something (like that)
Or else something similar to or like what has just been said. (Used to express that what's been said is just a possible example, or else the speaker is not exactly sure of it.) A: "What do you want to do this evening?" B: "We could go out for dinner or something, if you like." I'm not sure what John's husband does for a living; I think he's a writer or something like that.
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or something(informal) or another similar thing: Would you like some coffee or something? ♢ Why won’t you tell her? Are you frightened of her or something? ♢ Let’s go for a walk or something.
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