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Definition of "ho-hum" [ho-hum]

  • Informal Boring and dull; routine: "a ho-hum speaker who couldn't capture the attention of the conventioneers” ( Chicago Tribune). (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ho-hum" in a sentence
  • "“No problem,” I said, trying to keep my expression ho-hum."
  • "I remember one year snow stayed on the ground from Christmas Eve (beautiful white Christmas) to the end of March, and so new snow was kind of ho-hum."
  • "I am so not surprised by the ho-hum reaction of many of those males."