So-so meaning

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Neither very good nor very bad; passable.

A so-so performance; feeling so-so.

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Neither very good nor very bad; only fair.
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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.

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Neither very well nor very poorly; passably.

I swam so-so, but better than yesterday.

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Indifferently; just tolerably or passably.
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The dessert was pretty good, but the meal was so-so.

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Neither very well nor very poorly.

He performed so-so during the tryouts, and the coach was undecided whether to add him to the team or not.

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Alternative spelling of so-so.
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Origin of so-so

  • From so +"Ž so. Compare Dutch zozo (“so-so"), German soso (“so-so"), Norwegian sÃ¥ som sÃ¥ (“so-so").

    From Wiktionary