Definition of Ho-hum

1. Adjective. So lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness. "Other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome"




Definition of Ho-hum

1. Adjective. (dated US Canada) Boring; not interesting or novel. ¹

2. Interjection. (dated US Canada) Used to express boredom, disinterest or lack of novelty. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ho-hum

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hl-60 cell
hm
hmm
hmmed
hmming
hmmm
hmms
hmph
hnRNA
hn protein
ho-bag
ho-bags
ho-dad
ho-dads
ho-hum (current term)
ho bag
ho bags
ho hum
ho there
hoa
hoaching
hoactzin
hoactzines
hoactzins
hoaed
hoagie
hoagies
hoagy
hoaing

Literary usage of Ho-hum

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1. American Ballads and Songs by Louise Pound (1922)
"I'm for business, not for sporting, hi, ho hum!" "That you go home is my desire, rol dol dil a day. Unless you stay and court the fire, rol dol dil a day. ..."

2. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1880)
"Ho, hum! Then the robin his fife will trill, And the woodpecker beat his drum, ... Ho, hum ! Now the blossoms are sick in bed, And the dear little birds are ..."

3. Werner's Readings and Recitations (1906)
"Ho, hum! This quiet life will be the death of me! [Reads. ... Ho, hum! [Despairingly throws himself into easy-chair, exaggerated sprawling attitude. ..."

4. The Nursery by John L. Shorey (Firm (1876)
"HO-ho-hum. Ho-ho-hum Is sure to come Where people can do without him, With nods and perks, And funny jerks; But the funniest thing about him, ..."

5. The Ainu of Japan: The Religion, Superstitions, and General History of the by John Batchelor (1892)
"Ikken-ho-hum consists in attempting to make oneself look as much like a seesaw as possible, by bending the back and head forward and back as far as one can, ..."

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