or so

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or so

  1. Roughly, approximately.
    How many people came to the party? – Thirty or so.
    It was about half full or so.
    • 1728, [John] Gay, The Beggar’s Opera. [], London: [] John Watts, [], →OCLC, Act II, scene ii, page 21:
      A VVeek or ſo vvill probably reconcile us.
    • 1951, C. S. Lewis, Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia
      When everyone had finished off with a drink from the well and an apple or so, the Dwarf produced a pipe about the size of his own arm, filled it, lit it, blew a great cloud of fragrant smoke and said, "Now."

Usage notes[edit]

  • Coordinates with an adjective, adverb, noun or other type of word indicating a quantity