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so-and-so

[soh-uh n-soh] /ˈsoʊ ənˌsoʊ/
noun, plural so-and-sos.
1.
someone or something not definitely named:
to gossip about so-and-so.
2.
a bastard; son of a bitch (used as a euphemism):
Tell the old so-and-so to mind his own business.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600
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Examples from the web for so-and-so
  • Much of their day is about solving the problems of their parishioners: so-and-so never seems to be able to keep a job.
  • When he was about five, the greedy little so-and-so tried to swallow one whole.
  • Those have much more weight in scientific debates than using so-and-so's statistical test vs another statistical method.
  • In spite of that, so-and-so isn't doing their own scientific research.
  • No more seven months of frenzied calls and asking your cousin to talk to so-and-so.
  • He can tell you the odds of so-and-so throwing such-and-such a pitch to so-and-so on such-and-such a count.
  • There's all this drama about misunderstandings and what so-and-so is really feeling.
  • It helps put over the other wrestler, gives him heat to be able to say that he was the one to run so-and-so out of the promotion.
  • If people know you won't quote them with their names as having said that so-and-so did thus-and-such, you'll be in good shape.
  • Bill can be an opinionated so-and-so, but he loves the city and would give the shirt off his back to anyone who feels likewise.
British Dictionary definitions for so-and-so

so-and-so

noun (informal) (pl) so-and-sos
1.
a person whose name is forgotten or ignored: so-and-so came to see me
2.
(euphemistic) a person or thing regarded as unpleasant or difficult: which so-and-so broke my razor?
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Slang definitions & phrases for so-and-so

so-and-so

noun

A despicable person; bastard, jerk: I think I'll sue the so-and-so

Related Terms

son of a bitch


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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