ho hum

ho hum
interjection Etymology: imitative Date: 1924 — used to express weariness, boredom, or disdain

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • ho-hum — ho ,hum1 adjective AMERICAN INFORMAL ordinary and not very interesting: a ho hum kind of movie ho hum ho ,hum 2 interjection something that someone says to show they are slightly bored or cannot think of anything else to say …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ho-hum — [hō hum′; ] for adj. [ hō′hum΄] interj. [conventionalized representation of a yawn] used to signify boredom, lack of interest, weariness, etc. adj. Informal uninteresting; boring; tiresome …   English World dictionary

  • ho-hum — [“ho”ham] mod. dull; causing yawns. □ Clare played another ho hum concert at the music hall last night. □ It was a ho hum lecture …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • ho-hum — interjection informal [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: ho hum an expression of being bored] used to say that you are bored …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ho hum — /ˈhoʊˈhʌm/ interj used to show that you are bored, not interested, etc. As another election campaign gets started, most voters seem to be saying, “Ho hum, here we go again.” …   Useful english dictionary

  • ho-hum — expression of boredom, by 1906. As an adjective, by 1956 …   Etymology dictionary

  • ho hum — [[t]ho͟ʊ hʌ̱m[/t]] also ho hum 1) PHRASE (feelings) You can use ho hum when you want to show that you think something is not interesting, remarkable, or surprising in any way. [INFORMAL] My general reaction to this news might be summed up as ho… …   English dictionary

  • Ho-Hum — Infobox Musical artist Name = Ho Hum Img capt = Landscape = Background = group or band Origin = Little Rock, Arkansas, United States Genre = Indie rock, rock and roll Years active = Label = Playadel Associated acts = Magic Cropdusters URL =… …   Wikipedia

  • ho-hum — adjective Date: 1969 1. routine, dull < a ho hum existence > 2. bored, indifferent < a ho hum reaction > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ho-hum — 1. adjective Boring; not interesting or novel. She wore ho hum clothes, but practical ones. 2. interjection Used to express boredom, disinterest or lack of novelty …   Wiktionary

  • ho-hum — American, informal disappointing or not very interesting. It was a ho hum speech, no big deal really. He still thinks soccer is kind of ho hum and not worth watching …   New idioms dictionary

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