ho-hum

ho-hum

[hoh-huhm, -huhm]
interjection
1.
(an exclamation expressing boredom, weariness, or contempt.)
adjective
2.
dull, boring, or routine; so-so: a ho-hum performance.

Origin:
1920–25

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ho-hum (ˈhəʊˌhʌm)
 
adj
informal lacking interest or inspiration; dull; mediocre: a ho-hum album

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ho-hum
"expression of boredom," first attested 1924.
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ho-hum definition

[ˈhoˈhəm]
  1. mod.
    dull; causing yawns of boredom. (Ho-hum is a representation of the sound of a yawn.) : Clare played another ho-hum concert at the music hall last night.
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