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Definition of ho

 (Entry 1 of 3)

used especially to attract attention to something specified land ho

ho

noun
plural hos or hoes

Definition of ho (Entry 2 of 3)

US slang, often offensive

Ho

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Definition of Ho (Entry 3 of 3)

holmium

First Known Use of ho

Interjection

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1965, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ho

Interjection

Middle English

Noun

alteration of whore

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The first known use of ho was in the 15th century

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“Ho.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ho. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of ho

used to attract attention
used to represent laughter often used in an ironic way

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Medical Definition of Ho

holmium

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