Hoes



[hoh] /hoʊ/

noun
1.
a long-handled implement having a thin, flat blade usually set transversely, used to break up the surface of the ground, destroy weeds, etc.
2.
any of various implements of similar form, as for mixing plaster or mortar.
verb (used with object), hoed, hoeing.
3.
to dig, scrape, weed, cultivate, etc., with a hoe.
verb (used without object), hoed, hoeing.
4.
to use a hoe.
[hoh] /hoʊ/
noun, plural hos, hoes, ho’s. Slang: Disparaging and Offensive.
1.
a prostitute; whore.
2.
a woman.
/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
/həʊ/
noun
1.
any of several kinds of long-handled hand implement equipped with a light blade and used to till the soil, eradicate weeds, etc
verb hoes, hoeing, hoed
2.
to dig, scrape, weed, or till (surface soil) with or as if with a hoe
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.
n.

mid-14c., from Old French houe (12c.), from Frankish *hauwa, from Proto-Germanic *hawwan (cf. Old High German houwa “hoe, mattock, pick-axe,” German Haue), from PIE *kau- “to hew, strike” (see hew). The verb is first recorded early 15c. Related: Hoed; hoeing.

Ho
The symbol for the element holmium.
Ho
The symbol for holmium.

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

Related Terms

a hard row to hoe
1.
holmium
2.
Hosea
see: tough row to hoe

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