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English

Pronunciation

Homophones

Etymology 1

From either Old Norse or Old French ho (halt)

Interjection

ho

  1. (nautical) Used to attract attention to something sighted, usually by lookouts.
    Sail ho!
Translations
References
  • 1996, T.F. Hoad, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Etymology, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0192830988

Etymology 2

An eye dialect corruption of whore, from non-rhotic pronunciations considered typical of African American Vernacular English. Compare mo' (more) and fo' (for).

Noun

Singular
ho

Plural
plural hos or hoes

ho (plural hos or hoes)
  1. (slang, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A whore; a sexually loose woman; in general use as a highly offensive name-calling word for a female with connotations of loose sexuality.
Translations

Catalan

Pronoun

ho (unstressed personal, enclictic -ho)

  1. replaces the demonstrative pronouns açò, això and allò
  2. replaces an independent clause (one which could grammatically form a sentence on its own)
  3. replaces an adjective or an indefinite noun which serves as the predicate of ésser, esdevenir, estar or semblar

Contraction

Proclictic
Enclictic

Usage notes

  • Ho cannot be used with either en or hi.

Chickasaw

Pronoun

ho

  1. they

Esperanto

Interjection

ho

  1. oh

Italian

Verb

ho

  1. The first-person singular present indicative form of the verb avere.

Swedish

Noun

Inflection for ho Singular Plural
common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative ho hon hoar hoarna
Genitive hos hons hoars hoarnas
  1. Trough; a long container for feeding or watering animals.
  2. Sink; often mounted to a wall; especially a kitchen sink or a washing sink.

Derived terms

Pronoun

ho

  1. (obsolete) who
  2. (dialectal) she

See also

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