Meaning of “so-and-so” in the English Dictionary

"so-and-so" in English

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uk /ˈsəʊ.ən.səʊ/ us /ˈsoʊ.ən.soʊ/ informal

so-and-so noun (PERSON NOT NAMED)

[ U ] used instead of a particular name to refer to someone or something, especially when the real name is not important or you have forgotten it:

She always keeps me up to date with the latest gossip - you know, so-and-so from down the road is having a baby and so-and-so's just bought a car.

(Definition of “so-and-so” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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so-and-sonoun [ C ]

us /ˈsoʊ·ənˌsoʊ/ plural so-and-sos infml

(used instead of an actual name) a particular person or thing:

He asked if I knew where so-and-so lives.

If you say that someone is a so-and-so, you do not have a good opinion of that person:

You can't trust that so-and-so.

(Definition of “so-and-so” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)