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ho-hum

[ hoh-huhm, -huhm ]
/ ˈhoʊˈhʌm, -ˌhʌm /
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interjection
(an exclamation expressing boredom, weariness, or contempt.)
adjective
dull, boring, or routine; so-so: a ho-hum performance.
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Origin of ho-hum

First recorded in 1920–25
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British Dictionary definitions for ho-hum

ho-hum
/ (ˈhəʊˌhʌm) /

adjective
informal lacking interest or inspiration; dull; mediocrea ho-hum album
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