so-so

or so so

[soh-soh, soh-soh]
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adverb
  1. in an indifferent or passable manner; indifferently; tolerably.

Origin of so-so

First recorded in 1520–30

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so-so

adjective
  1. (postpositive) neither good nor bad
adverb
  1. in an average or indifferent manner
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Word Origin and History for so-so

1520s as an adverb, "indifferently;" as an adjective, "mediocre, neither too good nor too bad," 1540s; from so.

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