Tallyho meaning

tălē-hō
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Used to urge hounds on during a fox hunt.
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To urge (hounds) on during a fox hunt by shouting “tallyho” when the fox is sighted.
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To shout “tallyho” as a hunting cry.
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The cry of “tallyho.”
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A fast coach drawn by four horses.
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In fox hunting, used by a hunter to signify that he or she has sighted the fox.
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A cry of “tallyho”
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A coach drawn by four horses.
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(UK) Used to urge on a fox hunt, especially when the fox is sighted.

There he is! Coming out of that coppice! Tallyho tallyho tallyho!

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A simple greeting, exclusively used by the upper classes.

Tallyho chaps! What's the time, anybody?

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The interjection.

Alright, I'll give them the old tallyho.

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(dated) A pleasure coach.
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To articulate the interjection.

I'll tallyho once we've got to the top.

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Origin of tallyho

  • Probably alteration of French taïaut from Old French thialau, taho

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

  • Probably alteration of French taïaut (interjection used in deer-hunting), from Middle French tahou, tayo, from Old French taho, ta ho, tielau (interjection given to hounds to return), composed of ta (particle used to prod animals) + ho ! (“halt!, hold!"). More at ho.

    From Wiktionary