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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Just Sayin’
April 29, 2010 at 3:12 pm

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Rod April 28, 2011 at 6:18 pm

I’ve never felt comfortable using the phrase “I’m just saying…” And I feel very UNcomfortable when I here/read others using it. Just sets me on edge. To me it’s akin to saying, I’m right, you’re wrong, case closed.” Perhaps I’m wrong. In a few years, like most other expressions it will die out.

dawg December 9, 2011 at 2:44 am

A childish phrase to be honest. If someone feels the need to say something they know to be hurtful, either rethink the need to say it, or just step up and own it. The disclaimer is pretty weak.

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