1

so-so

adverb \ ˈsō-ˈsō \

Definition of so-so

: moderately well : tolerably

First Known Use of so-so

circa 1530


2

so-so

adjective

Definition of so-so

: neither very good nor very bad : middling
  • a so-so performance

SO-SO Defined for English Language Learners

so-so

adjective

Definition of so-so for English Language Learners

  • : neither very good nor very bad : fair or average


SO-SO Defined for Kids

1

so-so

adverb \ ˈsō-ˈsō \

Definition of so-so for Students

: fairly well
  • She plays the violin just so-so.

2

so-so

adjective

Definition of so-so for Students

: neither very good nor very bad
  • a so-so movie


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