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ho-hum

[hoh-huhm, -huhm] /ˈhoʊˈhʌm, -ˌhʌm/
interjection
1.
(an exclamation expressing boredom, weariness, or contempt.)
adjective
2.
dull, boring, or routine; so-so:
a ho-hum performance.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25
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British Dictionary definitions for ho-hum

ho-hum

/ˈhəʊˌhʌm/
adjective
1.
(informal) lacking interest or inspiration; dull; mediocre a ho-hum album
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Word Origin and History for ho-hum

expression of boredom, by 1906. As an adjective, by 1956.

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Slang definitions & phrases for ho-hum

ho-hum

adjective

Unexciting; mediocre; dull: ho-hum sex and the dregs of countless six-packs/ After a ho-hum second quarter, stocks have perked up (1960s+)

interjection

An expression of boredom (1924+)

noun

Boring matter; dull tripe (1960s+)

verb

To be bored with; be indifferent to: On the other hand, we shouldn't ho-hum the situation (1960s+)


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