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?
    • Bishop Joseph Hall
      Ho! all ye females that would live unshent, / Fly from the reach of Cyned's regiment.
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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), fo'(for; four).

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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

Danish[edit]

Interjection[edit]

ho

  1. (onomatopoeia) Signifies a hearty laugh.

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Esperanto[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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

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

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Interjection[edit]

ho

  1. oh

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

ho

  1. Used by tamer to calm the animal they are taming, especially horses; whoa.
    Ho ! Tout doux !
    Whoa! Easy!
  2. Used to express surprise or shock.
    Ho... mon dieu !
    Oh...my God!

Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

ho

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

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

ho

  1. Rōmaji transcription of
  2. Rōmaji transcription 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)

Pronoun[edit]

ho

  1. she, it (third person singular, feminine)
    Ho er bestevenen min.
    She is my best friend.
  2. her
    Eg ser ho.
    I see her.

Usage notes[edit]

Ho is used to refer not only to feminine persons, but any feminine noun. E.g.: Boka er god. Eg likar ho. - The book is good. I like it.

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Etymology 2[edit]

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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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Orya[edit]

Noun[edit]

ho

  1. water

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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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Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

ho

  1. to cough

Warao[edit]

Noun[edit]

ho

  1. water

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