1815, representing U.S. dialectal variant pronunciation of horse, especially as applied to (large or coarse) persons.
A strong and dependable person; superior person; strong man; pisser: We didn’t have a hoss in the bullpen until Mark Littell started coming through for us (1940s+)
Hospital Operating System – STructured Programming Language. A Fortran-like language with structured extensions. [“HOS-STPL User Manual”, Health Services Research, US Public Health Service (Jan 1975)].
[hohst] /hoʊst/ noun 1. a person who receives or entertains guests at home or elsewhere: the host at a theater party. 2. a master of ceremonies, moderator, or interviewer for a television or radio program. 3. a person, place, company, or the like, that provides services, resources, etc., as for a convention or sporting event: […]
[hoh-stuh, hos-tuh] /ˈhoʊ stə, ˈhɒs tə/ noun 1. any of various plants belonging to the genus Hosta, of the lily family, which includes the plantain lily. /ˈhɒstə/ noun 1. any plant of the liliaceous genus Hosta, of China and Japan: cultivated esp for their ornamental foliage n. 1828, plant genus of the lily family, coined […]
- Host adaptor