- 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
First recorded in 1590–1600
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Examples from the Web for so-and-so
For instance, a sudden declaration before others that “so-and-so has died!”Knocking on Heaven's Door: True Stories of Unexplained, Uncanny Experiences at the Hour of Death
August 11, 2014
If Romney were in the White House, by 2016, “was so-and-so tough on Syria?”Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and Their Craven and Brazen Hypocrisy on Syria
September 9, 2013
I just knew after a while, ‘OK, so-and-so is going to rip it apart.’James Franco on Turning Down Sex With Lindsay Lohan, Hathahaters & More
March 26, 2013
If I lost millions, it's because so-and-so A swindled me, or so-and-so B down the supply line didn't do his part, and it hurt me.How Robert Nozick Turned on Robert Nozick
May 22, 2012
Every time we leave a screening there are more Blackberry alerts that such-and-such has sold to so-and-so.The Details on 'The Details'
January 25, 2011
Do you ever think "I could worship God if he was so-and-so?"A Dish Of Orts
So-and-so could talk well, and the other man could sing a song.The Stark Munro Letters
J. Stark Munro
They say Mr. Gladstone says so-and-so, and for them this is sufficient.Ireland as It Is
Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
The mere formula; "So-and-So is my guest," is a clean bill of moral health.Garrison's Finish
W. B. M. Ferguson
They, in their turn, notified Falk that so-and-so was ready to go out.Falk
- a person whose name is forgotten or ignoredso-and-so came to see me
- euphemistic a person or thing regarded as unpleasant or difficultwhich so-and-so broke my razor?
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