ho-hum [hoh-huhm, -huhm] ExamplesWord Origininterjection
- (an exclamation expressing boredom, weariness, or contempt.)
- dull, boring, or routine; so-so: a ho-hum performance.
Origin of ho-hum First recorded in 1920–25 Related Words for ho-hum innocuous, vapid, trite, bland, banal, ho-hum, flat, uninspired, boring, muted, tepid, delicate, peaceful, sunny, balmy, breezy, benign, warm, weak, calm Examples from the Web for ho-hum Contemporary Examples of ho-hum
There was Carol White, a ho-hum homemaker who finds herself besieged by multiple chemical sensitivity in Safe.
December 24, 2014
Lily Allen explained away the poor sales and ho-hum critical reception to Sheezus by…basically blaming other people.
December 19, 2014
The summer of music may have started with a ho-hum and largely stayed there.
July 30, 2014
The ho-hum ‘Super Fun Night,’ however, turns out to be a nightmare, says Kevin Fallon.
October 2, 2013
If it is, Obama will win, even if the economy is ho-hum, and the political scientists will have four years to figure out why.
November 7, 2011
Historical Examples of ho-hum
Brand name of one of those mild little red Baby Goudas that make you say “Ho-hum.”
Robert Carlton Brown
British Dictionary definitions for ho-hum ho-hum adjective
- informal lacking interest or inspiration; dull; mediocrea ho-hum album
Word Origin and History for ho-hum
expression of boredom, by 1906. As an adjective, by 1956.