so-so

adverb
\ ˈsō-ˈsō How to pronounce so-so (audio) \

Definition of so-so

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: moderately well : tolerably

so-so

adjective

Definition of so-so (Entry 2 of 2)

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

First Known Use of so-so

Adverb

circa 1530, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1542, in the meaning defined above

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“So-so.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/so-so. Accessed 29 Feb. 2020.

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so-so

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of so-so

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

so-so

adverb
\ ˈsō-ˈsō \

Kids Definition of so-so

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

so-so

adjective

Kids Definition of so-so (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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