Hokku definitions

hō'ko͝o
A haiku.
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A type of Japanese poem.
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Origin of hokku

Japanese initial stanza (having the form of a haiku) of a traditional Japanese collaborative poem, created by each poet composing a stanza in response to that of the previous poet hotsu to start, give rise to (from Middle Chinese puat) (also the source of Mandarin ) ku phrase, haiku haiku