1

so–and–so

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noun \ˈsō-ən-ˌsō\

Definition of so–and–so

plural

so–and–sos

or

so–and–so's

play \ˈsō-ən-ˌsōz\
  1. 1 :  an unnamed or unspecified person, thing, or action

  2. 2 :  bastard 3

13th Century

First Known Use of so–and–so

13th century


2

so–and–so

adverb

Definition of so–and–so

  1. 1 :  to an unspecified amount or degree

  2. 2 :  in an unspecified manner or fashion

1565

First Known Use of so–and–so

1565


SO–AND–SO Defined for English Language Learners

so-and-so

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noun

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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