definite or particular, but not named or specified:
They turned out to be such and such kind of people.
something or someone not specified:
if such and such should happen.
such and such
Not specified, unnamed and undetermined, as in They agreed to meet at such and such a time and place. [ Mid-1500s ]
- Such as it is
In the form that it has, which is not very good but all that’s available, as in Of course you can stay for supper, such as it is. This expression is generally used apologetically, indicating that the item in question isn’t very good or worth much. [ Late 1300s ]
adjective 1. of the kind, character, degree, extent, etc., of that or those indicated or implied: Such a man is dangerous. 2. of that particular kind or character: The food, such as it was, was plentiful. 3. like or similar: tea, coffee, and such commodities. 4. (used with omission of an indication of comparison) of […]
adjective 1. of any such kind; similar. pronoun 2. persons or things of such a kind. adjective 1. (prenominal) of such a kind; similar: John, Ken, and other suchlike idiots noun 2. such or similar persons or things: hyenas, jackals, and suchlike
noun 1. a fundamental, intrinsic, or characteristic quality or condition: seraphic indifference to the suchness of his surroundings. 2. Buddhism. Tathata.