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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
First recorded in 1590-1600 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Do you ever think "I could worship God if he was so-and-so?"

    A Dish Of Orts George MacDonald
  • 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 Joseph Conrad
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



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

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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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