ho-hum

adjective \ ˈhō-ˈhəm \

Definition of ho-hum

1 : routine, dull
  • a ho-hum existence
2 : bored, indifferent
  • a ho-hum reaction

First Known Use of ho-hum

1969

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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ho-hum Synonyms


ho hum

interjection \ ˈhō-ˈhəm \

Definition of ho hum

used to express weariness, boredom, or disdain

Origin and Etymology of ho hum

imitative


HO-HUM Defined for English Language Learners

ho-hum

Definition of ho-hum for English Language Learners

  • : having or showing no excitement or enthusiasm


ho hum

Definition of ho hum for English Language Learners

  • —used to show that you are bored, not interested, etc.



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