Ho



[hoh] /hoʊ/

interjection
1.
(used as a call to attract attention, sometimes specially used after a word denoting a destination):
Westward ho! Land ho!
2.
(used as an exclamation of surprise or delight.)
[hoh] /hoʊ/
interjection
1.
(used as a command to a horse to stop.)
[hoh] /hoʊ/
noun, plural hos, hoes, ho’s. Slang: Disparaging and Offensive.
1.
a prostitute; whore.
2.
a woman.
Symbol, Chemistry.
1.
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[hoh] /hoʊ/
noun
1.
(in police use) habitual offender.
1.
Head Office; Home Office.
1.
.
/həʊ/
interjection
1.
Also ho-ho. an imitation or representation of the sound of a deep laugh
2.
an exclamation used to attract attention, announce a destination, etc: what ho!, land ho!, westward ho!
/həʊ/
noun
1.
(US, Black slang) a derogatory term for a woman
Chemical symbol
1.
holmium
abbreviation
1.
head office
2.
(Brit, government) Home Office
abbreviation
1.
house
interj.

exclamation of surprise, etc., c.1300; as an exclamation calling attention or demanding silence, late 14c. Used after the name of a place to which attention is called (cf. Westward-Ho) it dates from 1590s, originally a cry of boatmen, etc., announcing departures for a particular destination. Ho-ho-ho expressing laughter is recorded from mid-12c.
n.

by 1999, American English slang, representing a ghetto pronunciation of whore.

Ho
The symbol for the element holmium.
Ho
The symbol for holmium.
holmium
(hōl’mē-əm)
Symbol Ho
A soft, silvery, malleable metallic element of the lanthanide series. Its compounds are highly magnetic. It is mainly used in scientific research but has also been used to make electronic devices. Atomic number 67; atomic weight 164.930; melting point 1,461°C; boiling point 2,600°C; specific gravity 8.803; valence 3. See Periodic Table.

noun

A prostitute or other disreputable woman: like many of her sisters of the streets (she calls them ”hos”)/ The bar was a hangout for players and hos

[1960s+; fr Southern or black pronunciation of whore]

Related Terms

the heave-ho, right-o
1.
holmium
2.
Hosea
house

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