hoo

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See also: Hoo, hóo, hōō, and höö

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /huː/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -uː
  • Homophone: who

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, 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.
  2. (West Midlands and South West England) he, also a gender-neutral third person pronoun
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English hoo, ho. More at ho.

Interjection[edit]

hoo

  1. (obsolete) hurrah; an exclamation of triumphant joy
  2. (Tyneside) Used to attract 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, Tyneside) 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 Middle English hough, hogh, ho, from Old English hōh. Doublet of hough.

Noun[edit]

hoo

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

See also[edit]

multiword phrases containing "hoo"

Anagrams[edit]

Arapaho[edit]

Noun[edit]

hoo

  1. porcupine

Estonian[edit]

Noun[edit]

hoo

  1. genitive singular of hoog

Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈhoː/, [ˈho̞ː]
  • Rhymes: -oː
  • Syllabification(key): hoo

Etymology 1[edit]

Possibly from Swedish .

Interjection[edit]

hoo (dated)

  1. eek (displaying shock and surprise)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Swedish , ultimately from Latin with raising of /aː/ to /oː/.

Noun[edit]

hoo

  1. aitch (The name of the Latin-script letter H)
Usage notes[edit]
  • Speakers often use the expression h-kirjain (letter h) instead of inflecting this word, especially in the 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
abessive hootta hoitta
instructive hoin
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of hoo (Kotus type 18/maa, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative hooni hooni
accusative nom. hooni hooni
gen. hooni
genitive hooni hoideni
hoitteni
partitive hootani hoitani
inessive hoossani hoissani
elative hoostani hoistani
illative hoohoni hoihini
adessive hoollani hoillani
ablative hooltani hoiltani
allative hoolleni hoilleni
essive hoonani hoinani
translative hookseni hoikseni
abessive hoottani hoittani
instructive
comitative hoineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative hoosi hoosi
accusative nom. hoosi hoosi
gen. hoosi
genitive hoosi hoidesi
hoittesi
partitive hootasi hoitasi
inessive hoossasi hoissasi
elative hoostasi hoistasi
illative hoohosi hoihisi
adessive hoollasi hoillasi
ablative hooltasi hoiltasi
allative hoollesi hoillesi
essive hoonasi hoinasi
translative hooksesi hoiksesi
abessive hoottasi hoittasi
instructive
comitative hoinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative hoomme hoomme
accusative nom. hoomme hoomme
gen. hoomme
genitive hoomme hoidemme
hoittemme
partitive hootamme hoitamme
inessive hoossamme hoissamme
elative hoostamme hoistamme
illative hoohomme hoihimme
adessive hoollamme hoillamme
ablative hooltamme hoiltamme
allative hoollemme hoillemme
essive hoonamme hoinamme
translative hooksemme hoiksemme
abessive hoottamme hoittamme
instructive
comitative hoinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative hoonne hoonne
accusative nom. hoonne hoonne
gen. hoonne
genitive hoonne hoidenne
hoittenne
partitive hootanne hoitanne
inessive hoossanne hoissanne
elative hoostanne hoistanne
illative hoohonne hoihinne
adessive hoollanne hoillanne
ablative hooltanne hoiltanne
allative hoollenne hoillenne
essive hoonanne hoinanne
translative hooksenne hoiksenne
abessive hoottanne hoittanne
instructive
comitative hoinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative hoonsa hoonsa
accusative nom. hoonsa hoonsa
gen. hoonsa
genitive hoonsa hoidensa
hoittensa
partitive hootaan
hootansa
hoitaan
hoitansa
inessive hoossaan
hoossansa
hoissaan
hoissansa
elative hoostaan
hoostansa
hoistaan
hoistansa
illative hoohonsa hoihinsa
adessive hoollaan
hoollansa
hoillaan
hoillansa
ablative hooltaan
hooltansa
hoiltaan
hoiltansa
allative hoolleen
hoollensa
hoilleen
hoillensa
essive hoonaan
hoonansa
hoinaan
hoinansa
translative hookseen
hooksensa
hoikseen
hoiksensa
abessive hoottaan
hoottansa
hoittaan
hoittansa
instructive
comitative hoineen
hoinensa
Synonyms[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Anagrams[edit]

Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

hoo

  1. Alternative form of who (who, nominative)

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

hoo

  1. Alternative form of hough (hough, hock)

Scots[edit]

Adverb[edit]

hoo (not comparable)

  1. how
  2. why