a long-handled implement having a thin, flat blade usually set transversely, used to break up the surface of the ground, destroy weeds, etc.
any of various implements of similar form, as for mixing plaster or mortar.
verb (used with object), hoed, hoeing.
to dig, scrape, weed, cultivate, etc., with a hoe.
verb (used without object), hoed, hoeing.
to use a hoe.
noun, plural hos, hoes, ho’s. Slang: Disparaging and Offensive.
a prostitute; whore.
Also ho-ho. an imitation or representation of the sound of a deep laugh
an exclamation used to attract attention, announce a destination, etc: what ho!, land ho!, westward ho!
(US, Black slang) a derogatory term for a woman
(Brit, government) Home Office
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
to dig, scrape, weed, or till (surface soil) with or as if with a hoe
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.
by 1999, American English slang, representing a ghetto pronunciation of whore.
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.
The symbol for the element holmium.
The symbol for holmium.
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]
the heave-ho, right-o
a hard row to hoe
see: tough row to hoe
[hof-brou] /ˈhɒfˌbraʊ/ noun 1. an informal, German-style restaurant or tavern.
[Chinese huh-fey] /Chinese ˈhʌˈfeɪ/ noun, Wade-Giles. 1. . /ˈhəʊˈfeɪ/ noun 1. a variant transliteration of the Chinese name for Hefei
[hof-uh] /ˈhɒf ə/ noun 1. James Riddle [rid-l] /ˈrɪd l/ (Show IPA), (“Jimmy”) 1913–75? U.S. labor leader: president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters 1957–71; disappeared 1975.
[hof-muh n] /ˈhɒf mən/ noun 1. Malvina [mal-vee-nuh] /mælˈvi nə/ (Show IPA), 1887–1966, U.S. sculptor. /ˈhɒfmən/ noun 1. Dustin (Lee) (ˈdʌstɪn). born 1937, US stage and film actor. His films include The Graduate (1967), Midnight Cowboy (1969), All the President’s Men (1976), Kramer vs Kramer (1979), Rain Man (1989), Accidental Hero (1992), and Moonlight Mile […]