Definition of Just Sayin’

You’ve heard everyone saying “Just Sayin’, so what does Just Sayin’ mean exactly? What is the definition of Just Sayin’? How do I use it in a sentence or statement?

According to the Urban Dictionary, here is the definition of the phrase Just Sayin’ and some tips on how to use it in your speech.

- Just Sayin’ (juhst – sey-in)

1. A phrase used to diffuse any ill feelings caused by a preceded remark. (sort of like a mentos).

“dude, your girl has cankles…just sayin’.”

2. A term coined to be used at the end of something insulting or offensive to take the heat off you when you say it.

“Honey, you’ve really let yourself go. I think you need to go to the gym. Just Sayin’.”

3. This term is used after you inject your statement/opinion into a conversation. Generally, this statement/opinion is non-factual, so by saying “just sayin'”, you are clarifying that this statement/opinion is unprovable and it is just a thought off the top of your head.

“Bill: So, what are your thoughts on Chrissy?
Dean: Honestly, I think she’s pretty stupid lookin’.
Dean: Just sayin’.
Bill: Truth.”

4. As a phrase it is used to emphasize a point, conclude a statement, or to generally annoy. This phrase was coined and is frequently used by members of Open Mind, a popular MySpace Group.

“There are some funny people in that group. Just sayin’.”

5. This often rage-inducing saying is typically preceded by a blatantly honest statement that’s likely to insult at least one person with it’s cold, bitter truth. Frequent usage of this saying can spread it’s use like a highly aggressive plague, eventually saturating almost all conversations, particularly on the Internet where anonymity encourages impolite truths.

6. A very addictive phrase – just sayin’ :)

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