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Etymology 1

From Old French hoe from Old High German term+goh. Possibly through hew.

Noun

Singular
hoe

Plural
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  1. An agricultural tool consisting of a long handle with a flat blade fixed perpendicular to it at the end, used for digging rows.
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Verb

Infinitive
to hoe

Third person singular
hoe

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
d

to hoe (third-person singular simple present hoe, present participle d, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To use the agricultural tool defined above.
    Every year, I hoe my garden for aeration.
    I always take a shower after I hoe in my garden.
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Etymology 2

An eye dialect corruption of whore, from non-rhotic pronunciations considered typical of Ebonics.

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Noun

Singular
hoe

Plural
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hoe ({{{1}}})
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Alternative spelling of ho. A prostitute.
    • 2004, Eithne Quinn, Nuthin’ But a “G” Thang: The Culture and Commerce of Gangsta Rap
      […] this chapter […] will […] explore why pimp (and hoe) characters, with their dramatic staging of gendered and occupational relations […] have taken such hold of the black youth imagination
    • 2006, Dan Harrington, The Good Eye
      At school they had been among the only couples that had not done “it” at the Pimp & Hoe parties that popped up occasionally at the dorm
Synonyms

Verb

Infinitive
to hoe

Third person singular
hoe

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
d

to hoe (third-person singular simple present hoe, present participle d, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Alternative spelling of ho. To act as a prostitute.
    • 2003, Da’rel the Relentless One, M. T. Pimp
      Pimpin’ came so naturally to MT when he and his sisters played pimp and hoe games that one of his sisters wanted to hoe for him when they grew up.

Dutch

Pronunciation

Adverb

hoe

  1. (interrogative and conjunctive pro-adverb) how

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Finnish

Verb

hoe

  1. Indicative present connegative form of hokea.
  2. Second-person singular imperative present form of hokea.
  3. Second-person singular imperative present connegative form of hokea.

Hawaiian

Etymology

Compare Maori hoe.

Noun

hoe

  1. oar

Maori

Etymology

Compare Hawaiian hoe.

Noun

hoe

  1. oar

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