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Definition of ho-hum exclamation from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

ho-hum

 exclamation
exclamation
BrE BrE//ˌhəʊ ˈhʌm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌhoʊ ˈhʌm//
 
 
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used to show that you are bored More Like This Exclamations aargh, ah, aha, ahchoo, ahem, aw, bah, boo, coo, d’oh, eek, eh, er, eww, gee, ha, hey, ho ho, ho-hum, hooray, huh, mm, oh, oho, oi, ooh, oops, ouch, ow, oy, pah, phew, psst, sh, tsk tsk, tut, ugh, uh, uh-uh, uh-oh, um, whoopee, whoops, woo hoo, wow, yay, yippee, yuck, yumSee worksheet. Word Origin 1920s: imitative of a yawn.