hoss

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Etymology[edit]

Variant of horse. See also 'oss in English dialects with H-dropping.

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hoss (countable and uncountable, plural hosses)

  1. (Southern US, slang) Pronunciation spelling of horse.
  2. (Southern US, slang) A big, strong and respected or dependable person, usually a man; one who is large like a horse.
  3. (Southern US, slang, often capitalized) Term of address for a man.
    What's up, hoss?
  4. (Northwestern US, slang) A car.

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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hoss

  1. form removed with the spelling reform of 1959; superseded by hvordan

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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hoss

  1. form removed with the spelling reform of 2012; superseded by korleis