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so-and-so

noun \ ˈsō-ən-ˌsō \

Definition of so-and-so

plural so-and-sos or so-and-so's play \ˈsō-ən-ˌsōz\
1 : an unnamed or unspecified person, thing, or action
2 : bastard 3

First Known Use of so-and-so

13th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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so-and-so

adverb

Definition of so-and-so

1 : to an unspecified amount or degree
2 : in an unspecified manner or fashion

First Known Use of so-and-so

1565

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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SO-AND-SO Defined for English Language Learners

so-and-so

Definition of so-and-so for English Language Learners

  • —used when the name of a person is unknown or not important

  • : a rude or annoying person



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