Ho definition

Frequency:
Used to express surprise or joy, to attract attention to something sighted, or to urge onward.

Land ho! Westward ho!

interjection
16
0
A prostitute.
noun
13
4
(bible) Hosea.
abbreviation
9
1
(archaic) Used to express surprise, pleasure, derision, etc.
interjection
6
0
(bible) Hosea.
abbreviation
6
1
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interjection
4
0
Used to attract attention.

Land ho! westward ho!

interjection
3
0
Holmium.
symbol
2
0
noun
2
1
Heckscher-Ohlin theorem, in economics.
initialism
1
0
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Head Office.
initialism
1
0
HO scale, a model size used with respect to model railroads and slot cars.
initialism
1
0
Holy Order.
initialism
1
0
A subdivision of currency, equal to one tenth of a Vietnamese dong.
noun
1
0

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
ho
Plural:
Hos.

Origin of ho

  • African American Vernacular English alteration of whore

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition