or so so
[ soh-soh, soh-soh ]
/ ˈsoʊˌsoʊ, ˈsoʊˈsoʊ /
Also so·so. indifferent; neither very good nor very bad.
in an indifferent or passable manner; indifferently; tolerably.
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Origin of so-so
First recorded in 1520–30
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British Dictionary definitions for more so-so
/ informal /
(postpositive) neither good nor bad
in an average or indifferent manner
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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.
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