The definition of so-so is something that is just alright, neither good nor bad.
A bland TV dinner that you can eat but that you aren't excited about is an example of something you might describe as so-so.
indifferently; just tolerably or passably
Origin of so-soreduplicated, reduplication
neither very good nor very bad; only fair
Also written so so
Neither very good nor very bad; passable: a so-so performance; feeling so-so.
Neither very well nor very poorly; passably: I swam so-so, but better than yesterday.
- Alternative spelling of so-so.