or so so
- Also so·so. indifferent; neither very good nor very bad.
- in an indifferent or passable manner; indifferently; tolerably.
Origin of so-so
First recorded in 1520–30
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1. mediocre, fair, ordinary, average, passable.
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- (postpositive) neither good nor bad
- in an average or indifferent manner
Word Origin and History for more so-so
1520s as an adverb, "indifferently;" as an adjective, "mediocre, neither too good nor too bad," 1540s; from so.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper