hoe

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See also: Hoe, hoë, , hō'ē, and hòe

English[edit]

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A hoe

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English howe, from Anglo-Norman houe, from Frankish *hauwā (compare Middle Dutch houwe), from Frankish *hauwan (to hew), from Proto-Germanic *hawwaną (to cut, hew). More at hew.

Noun[edit]

hoe (plural hoes)

  1. An agricultural tool consisting of a long handle with a flat blade fixed perpendicular to it at the end, used for digging rows.
    • 2009, TRU TV, 28 March:
      It was obvious that it consisted of several blows to the head from the hoe.
  2. The horned or piked dogfish.
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Verb[edit]

hoe (third-person singular simple present hoes, present participle hoeing, simple past and past participle hoed)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To cut, dig, scrape, turn, arrange, or clean, with this tool.
    to hoe the earth in a garden
    Every year, I hoe my garden for aeration.
    I always take a shower after I hoe in my garden.
  2. (transitive) To clear from weeds, or to loosen or arrange the earth about, with a hoe.
    to hoe corn
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Etymology 2[edit]

From non-rhotic whore.

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Noun[edit]

hoe (plural hoes)

  1. (US, slang) Alternative spelling of ho (whore, prostitute).
    • 2002, Eithne Quinn, Nuthin’ But a “G” Thang: The Culture and Commerce of Gangsta Rap
      […] this chapter […] will […] explore why pimp (and hoe) characters, with their dramatic staging of gendered and occupational relations […] have taken such hold of the black youth imagination
    • 2003, Dan Harrington, The Good Eye
      At school they had been among the only couples that had not done “it” at the Pimp & Hoe parties that popped up occasionally at the dorm
Synonyms[edit]

Verb[edit]

hoe (third-person singular simple present hoes, present participle hoeing, simple past and past participle hoed)

  1. (US, slang) Alternative spelling of ho (to prostitute).
    • 2003, Da’rel the Relentless One, M. T. Pimp
      Pimpin’ came so naturally to MT when he and his sisters played pimp and hoe games that one of his sisters wanted to hoe for him when they grew up.

Etymology 3[edit]

From Middle English ho, howe, hogh, from Old English hōh.

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

hoe (plural hoes)

  1. A piece of land that juts out towards the sea; a promontory.

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'Are'are[edit]

Noun[edit]

hoe

  1. friend

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch hoe.

Adverb[edit]

hoe

  1. how

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Angor[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

hoe

  1. water

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch hoe, from Old Dutch huo, from Proto-Germanic *hwō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

hoe

  1. how

Derived terms[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

hoe

  1. (forms a the parallel comparative) the ... the
    Hoe meer hoe beter!The more the better!
    Hoe eerder hoe beter!The sooner the better!

Usage notes[edit]

Second hoe can be replaced by des te; there is no difference between the two as they are purely a matter of preference, both are commonly used throughout the Dutch-speaking regions.


Finnish[edit]

Verb[edit]

hoe

  1. Indicative present connegative form of hokea.
  2. Second-person singular imperative present form of hokea.
  3. Second-person singular imperative present connegative form of hokea.

Garo[edit]

Particle[edit]

hoe

  1. yes, indeed

Usage notes[edit]

There is no real equivalent of an antonym to yes in Garo. When denoting negative sentences, attach the suffix -ja to the main verb.


Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *fohe, from Proto-Central Pacific *voce, from Proto-Oceanic *pose, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *boʀse, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *bəʀsay (canoe paddle).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

hoe

  1. oar
  2. paddle

Verb[edit]

hoe

  1. to row
  2. to paddle

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • “hoe” in the Hawaiian Dictionary, Revised and Enlarged Edition, University of Hawaii Press, 1986

Maori[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *fohe, from Proto-Central Pacific *voce, from Proto-Oceanic *pose, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *boʀse, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *bəʀsay (canoe paddle).

Noun[edit]

hoe

  1. oar
  2. paddle

Verb[edit]

hoe

  1. to row
  2. to paddle

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • hoe” in John C. Moorfield, Te Aka: Maori-English, English-Maori Dictionary and Index, 3rd edition, Longman/Pearson Education New Zealand, 2011, →ISBN.

Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch huo, from Proto-Germanic *hwō.

Adverb[edit]

hoe

  1. how, in what way/manner
  2. how, to what degree

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Descendants[edit]

  • Dutch: hoe
  • Limburgish: woe

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

hoe

  1. Alternative form of heo (she)

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

hoe

  1. Alternative form of he (they)

Min Nan[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of hoe – see (“flower; blossom; florid; flowery; etc.”).
(This character, hoe, is the Pe̍h-ōe-jī form of .)

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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

  1. Alternative form of ho

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Of Germanic origin, probably from or related to Frankish *hauwan (to chop).

Noun[edit]

hoe f (oblique plural hoes, nominative singular hoe, nominative plural hoes)

  1. hoe (tool)

West Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Frisian , from Proto-Germanic *hwō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

hoe

  1. how (interrogative)

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • hoe (I)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011