SO /S-O/ /n./ 1. (also `S.O.') Abbrev. for Significant
Other, almost invariably written abbreviated and pronounced /S-O/
by hackers. Used to refer to one's primary relationship, esp. a
live-in to whom one is not married. See MOTAS, MOTOS,
MOTSS. 2. [techspeak] The Shift Out control character in
ASCII (Control-N, 0001110).
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