hoo

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See also: Hoo, hóo, and hōō

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
    • 1854, Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, North and South, Chapter VIII:
      'Aye, aye,' said the father, impatiently, 'hoo'll come. Hoo's a bit set up now, because hoo thinks I might ha' spoken more civilly; but hoo'll think better on it, and come. I can read her proud bonny face like a book.
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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. (Northumbria, Geordie) how

References[edit]

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

Etymology 4[edit]

From Old English hōh.

Noun[edit]

hoo

  1. (obsolete outside placenames) A strip of land; a peninsula; a spur or ridge.

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Finnish[edit]

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Noun[edit]

hoo

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

Usage notes[edit]

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

Declension[edit]

Inflection of hoo (Kotus type 18/maa, no gradation)
nominative hoo hoot
genitive hoon hoiden
hoitten
partitive hoota hoita
illative hoohon hoihin
singular plural
nominative hoo hoot
accusative nom. hoo hoot
gen. hoon
genitive hoon hoiden
hoitten
partitive hoota hoita
inessive hoossa hoissa
elative hoosta hoista
illative hoohon hoihin
adessive hoolla hoilla
ablative hoolta hoilta
allative hoolle hoille
essive hoona hoina
translative hooksi hoiksi
instructive hoin
abessive hootta hoitta
comitative hoineen

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Scots[edit]

Adverb[edit]

hoo (not comparable)

  1. how
  2. why