hoo

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English hoo, shoo "she" from Old English hēo "she". More at she.

Pronoun[edit]

hoo (third-person singular, feminine, nominative case, accusative and possessive her, possessive hers, reflexive herself)

  1. (South Lancashire, Yorkshire and Derbyshire) she
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English hoo, ho. More at ho.

Interjection[edit]

hoo!

  1. (obsolete) hurrah; an exclamation of triumphant joy
    Our enemy is banish'd! he is gone! Hoo! hoo! — Shakespeare, Coriolanus.
    With, hoo! such bugs and goblins in my life — Shakespeare, Hamlet.
  2. (Geordie) Used to grab the attention of others.
    "Hoo yee!"

Etymology 3[edit]

From Middle English howe, hu "how" from Old English "how". More at how.

Adverb[edit]

hoo (not comparable)

  1. (Northumbrian, Geordie) how

References[edit]

  • Northumberland Words, English Dialect Society, R. Oliver Heslop, 1893–4[1]
  • Todd's Geordie Words and Phrases, George Todd, Newcastle, 1977[2]
  • Newcastle 1970s, Scott Dobson and Dick Irwin, [3]

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Noun[edit]

hoo

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

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Usage notes[edit]

  • Speakers often use the corresponding forms of h-kirjain ("letter H, letter h") instead of inflecting this word, especially in plural.

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Scots[edit]

Adverb[edit]

hoo (not comparable)

  1. how
  2. why