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
1920–25
British Dictionary definitions for ho hum
ho-hum (ˈhəʊˌhʌm)
 
adj
informal lacking interest or inspiration; dull; mediocre: a ho-hum album

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Word Origin and History for ho hum
ho-hum
"expression of boredom," first attested 1924.
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Slang related to 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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