Definition of hoss
1 informal : horse entry 1 sense 1a(1) —used especially in representations of southern and southwestern U.S. speech "I went straight to the camp of the cavalrymen, an' found them just coolin' off an' dressin' down their hosses after what looked to me like a big ride."— Zane Grey
2 informal : horse entry 1 sense 7 He [J. J. Watt] is still a hoss. Watt played 91.5 percent of the Texans' defensive snaps last season, the highest of any free agent defensive lineman.— Gregg Rosenthal
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