so-so

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See also: soso and sósó

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From so +‎ so. Compare Dutch zozo (so-so), German soso (so-so), Norwegian så som så (so-so).

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so-so (not comparable)

  1. Neither good nor bad; tolerable, passable, indifferent.
    The dessert was pretty good, but the meal was so-so.
    • Goldsmith
      In some Irish houses, where things are so-so, / One gammon of bacon hangs up for a show.
    • Prof. Wilson
      He [Burns] certainly wrote some so-so verses to the Tree of Liberty.

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Adverb[edit]

so-so (not comparable)

  1. Neither very well nor very poorly.
    He performed so-so during the tryouts, and the coach was undecided whether to add him to the team or not.

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