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[soh-uh n-soh] /ˈsoʊ ənˌsoʊ/
noun, plural so-and-sos.
someone or something not definitely named:
to gossip about so-and-so.
a bastard; son of a bitch (used as a euphemism):
Tell the old so-and-so to mind his own business.
Origin of so-and-so
1590-1600 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • No; he never came out and said, "I left because so-and-so and so-and-so."

    Warren Commission (9 of 26): Hearings Vol. IX (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • When I read the death-notices in the paper I say: 'so-and-so was just his age.'

    The Choice Edith Wharton
  • The head-stones were then very small, and had little on them except "Here lyeth the body of" so-and-so, and the date.

  • so-and-so, with the efficacy of somebody sobbing or dancing in our presence.

    Laurus Nobilis Vernon Lee
  • I am pressed to own that such-and-such a character "is taken from so-and-so."

    The Lowest Rung Mary Cholmondeley
British Dictionary definitions for so-and-so


noun (informal) (pl) so-and-sos
a person whose name is forgotten or ignored: so-and-so came to see me
(euphemistic) a person or thing regarded as unpleasant or difficult: which so-and-so broke my razor?
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for so-and-so

soak one's hose

verb phrase

To do the sex act; screw: I think maybe he soaking his hose (1990s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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