Etymology
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ho-hum

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

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Definitions of ho-hum

ho-hum (adj.)
so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness; "what an irksome task the writing of long letters is"- Edmund Burke; "the tiresome chirping of a cricket"- Mark Twain;
a ho-hum speaker who couldn't capture their attention
Synonyms: boring / deadening / dull / irksome / slow / tedious / tiresome / wearisome
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