Ho-hum



[hoh-huhm, -huhm] /ˈhoʊˈhʌm, -ˌhʌm/

interjection
1.
(an exclamation expressing boredom, weariness, or contempt.)
adjective
2.
dull, boring, or routine; so-so:
a ho-hum performance.
/ˈhəʊˌhʌm/
adjective
1.
(informal) lacking interest or inspiration; dull; mediocre: a ho-hum album

expression of boredom, by 1906. As an adjective, by 1956.

adjective

Unexciting; mediocre; dull: ho-hum sex and the dregs of countless six-packs/ After a ho-hum second quarter, stocks have perked up (1960s+)

interjection

An expression of boredom (1924+)

noun

Boring matter; dull tripe (1960s+)

verb

To be bored with; be indifferent to: On the other hand, we shouldn’t ho-hum the situation (1960s+)

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