hoid

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hoid

  1. Eye dialect spelling of heard, representing mid-20th-century New York City English.
    • 1927, James Stevens, Mattock, A. A. Knopf, page 217,
      "I've hoid of dat state. It's whur de Mormons all are...."
    • 1956, Elmer Rice, Street Scene: A Play in Three Acts, Samuel French, ISBN 0573615896, Act III, page 117,
      "Why, ain't you hoid? He was last seen, flyin' over Nova Scotia, on his way to Paris."
    • 1997, Spider Robinson, Callahan's Legacy, Tor/Forge, ISBN 0812550358, page 153,
      Tink o' de woist sting you ever hoid of dat de cops found out about.