ho

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English ho, hoo (interjection), probably from Old Norse hó! (interjection, also, a shepherd's call). Compare German ho, Old French ho ! (hold!, halt!).

Interjection[edit]

ho

  1. (nautical) Used to attract attention to something sighted, usually by lookouts.
    Sail ho!
    Another boat is visible!
    Land ho!
    Land is visible!
    Man ho!
    A town is visible!
  2. halloo; hey; a call to excite attention, or to give notice of approach
    • Shakespeare
      What noise there, ho?
    • Shakespeare
      Ho! who's within?
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Noun[edit]

ho

  1. A stop; a halt; a moderation of pace.
    • Decker
      There is no ho with them.
References[edit]
  • 1996, T.F. Hoad, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Etymology, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0192830988

Etymology 2[edit]

An eye dialect corruption of whore, from non-rhotic pronunciations considered typical of African American Vernacular English. Compare mo' (more) and fo' (for, four).

Noun[edit]

ho (plural hos or hoes)

  1. (slang, pejorative) A whore; a sexually loose woman; in general use as a highly offensive name-calling word for a woman with connotations of loose sexuality.
    Bros before hos!
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Catalan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin hoc.

Pronoun[edit]

ho (enclitic and proclitic)

  1. it (direct object); replaces the demonstrative pronouns açò, això and allò
  2. replaces an independent clause (one which could grammatically form a sentence on its own)
  3. replaces an adjective or an indefinite noun which serves as the predicate of ésser, esdevenir, estar or semblar

Usage notes[edit]

  • Ho cannot be used with either en or hi.

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Proclictic
Enclictic

Chickasaw[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ho

  1. they

Czech[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ho m, n

  1. Accusative case of on.
  2. Accusative case of ono.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (accusative of on): jej

Esperanto[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ho (plural ho-oj, accusative singular ho-on, accusative plural ho-ojn)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter H/h.

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Interjection[edit]

ho

  1. oh

Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

ho

  1. first-person singular present indicative of avere - I have

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

ho

  1. rōmaji reading of
  2. rōmaji reading of

Lower Sorbian[edit]

Preposition[edit]

ho

  1. Obsolete spelling of .

Middle English[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ho

  1. who

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse hon.

Pronoun[edit]

ho (accusative ho or henne, genitive hennar)

  1. she
    Ho er bestevenen min.
    She is my best friend.
  2. her
    Er det ho som skal vera med?
    Is it her who is joining us?
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Etymology 2[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

ho f (definite singular hoa, indefinite plural hoer, definite plural hoene)

  1. female
    Hoa legg egga oppe i eit tre.
    The female lays the eggs up in a tree.

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Slovak[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ho

  1. short genitive singular of on
  2. short accusative singular of on
  3. short genitive singular of ono
  4. short accusative singular of ono

Synonyms[edit]

  • (long form): jeho
  • (prepositional form): neho

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

ho c

  1. a trough; a long container for feeding or watering animals.
  2. a sink; often mounted to a wall; especially a kitchen sink or a washing sink.

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Pronoun[edit]

ho

  1. (obsolete) who
  2. (dialectal) she

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