for·​hoo | \ fərˈhü \
variants: or forhooie \ -​ˈhü‧ē \

Definition of forhoo

: to forsake or abandon

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History and Etymology for forhoo

Middle English forhowen, forhohien to despise, reject, abandon, from Old English forhogian (akin to Old Saxon farhuggian to despise, Old High German farhuggen), from for- + hogian to care for, think about; akin to Old English hycgan to think, consider, understand

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“Forhoo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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