Hoe meaning

The definition of a hoe is a gardening tool with a thin metal blade that is often used to break up dirt.

A gardening tool with a thin metal blade that you use for weeding is an example of a hoe.

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(US, slang) Alternative spelling of ho. A prostitute.
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To hoe means to use a gardening tool to break up soil, weed or otherwise complete work in your garden or yard.

When you dig, weed or cultivate in the soil, this is an example of a situation where you hoe.

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A tool with a flat blade attached approximately at a right angle to a long handle, used for weeding, cultivating, and gardening.
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To weed, cultivate, or dig up with a hoe.
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The horned or piked dogfish.
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A tool with a thin, flat blade set across the end of a long handle, used for weeding, loosening soil, etc.
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To dig, cultivate, weed, etc. with a hoe.
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A piece of land that juts out towards the sea; a promontory.
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To work with a hoe.
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To clear from weeds, or to loosen or arrange the earth about, with a hoe.

To hoe corn.

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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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(intransitive) To cut, dig, scrape, turn, arrange, or clean, with this tool.

To hoe the earth in a garden.

Every year, I hoe my garden for aeration.

I always take a shower after I hoe in my garden.

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(US, slang) Alternative spelling of ho. To act as a prostitute.
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Origin of hoe

  • Middle English howe from Old French houe of Germanic origin kau- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Middle English howe, from Anglo-Norman houe, from Frankish *hauwa (cf. Middle Dutch houwe), from *hauwan (“to hew”). More at hew.

    From Wiktionary

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

    From Wiktionary

  • From Old English ho.

    From Wiktionary