even stephen

adjective

even ste·​phen
variants or even steven
ˌ⸗⸗ˈstēvən
often capitalized S
: having the same score : capable of going one way or the other : tied, even, fifty-fifty
at the end of the seventh the two teams were even Stephen, no hits, no runs, no errors
dividing up on an even Stephen basisJ. D. Ratcliff
a few more undecided, and the race will be even StephenR. L. Neuberger

Word History

Etymology

from the name Stephen, Steven, used as rhyming slang

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“Even stephen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/even%20stephen. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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