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- Hey, hello
1609, “Everie Woman In Her Humor”, in A Collection Of Old English Plays, Vol. IV.:
- And then to Apollo hollo, trees, hollo.
1922, Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm, Grimm's Fairy Stories:
- Presently up came the clerk; and when he saw his master, the parson, running after the three girls, he was greatly surprised, and said, "Hollo! hollo! your reverence! whither so fast!
hollo (plural hollos)
- A cry of "hollo"
1798, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, “Rime of the Ancient Mariner”, in Coleridge's Ancient Mariner and Select Poems:
- And a good south wind sprung up behind; The Albatross did follow, And every day, for food or play, Came to the mariners' hollo!
1819, Walter Scott, Ivanhoe:
- "I always add my hollo," said the yeoman, "when I see a good shot, or a gallant blow."
1910, W.F. Drannan, Chief of Scouts:
- The old chief stepped to the entrance of the wigwam and made a peculiar noise between a whistle and a hollo, and in a few minutes there were hundreds of Indians there, both bucks and squaws.
- To cry "hollo"