1

ho

play
interjection \ˈhō\

Definition of ho

  1. —used especially to attract attention to something specified land ho

Origin and Etymology of ho

Middle English


2

ho

noun

Definition of ho

plural

hos

or

hoes

US slang, often offensive

  1. :  whore 1

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Origin and Etymology of ho

alteration of whore


Ho

symbol

Definition of Ho

  1. holmium

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HO Defined for English Language Learners

ho

play
interjection

Definition of ho for English Language Learners

  • —used to attract attention


Medical Dictionary

Ho

symbol

Medical Definition of Ho

  1. holmium




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