Definition of so-and-so in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsō ən ˌsō/

noun (plural so-and-sos)

1A person or thing whose name the speaker does not need to specify or does not know or remember.
Example sentences
  • I have also seen many names such as so-and-so real estate advisory company or management advisory company.
  • Yeah, I remember when so-and-so left a dead fish in my locker.
  • I want to know people that you can pick up the phone to, and say, ‘Do you remember so-and-so?’
1.1 informal A person who is disliked or is considered to have a particular characteristic, typically an unfavorable one: nosy old so-and-so!
More example sentences
  • When I see my team-mates in the bar after a game I sometimes wonder if they are saying it's about time that old so-and-so gave up.
  • But, being the conniving old so-and-so he is, he went one better.
  • He used to be such a good sport, but now he's a grumpy old so-and-so.

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Syllabification: so-and-so

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