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(West Yorkshire & Lancashire, dialect) she
Word Origin
from Old English heo
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  • I'm layin doon no prenciple; I'm sayin only hoo it affecs me.

    Heather and Snow George MacDonald
  • Weel, maybe I was thinkin' hoo I wad leuk at her gin onything did ail her.

    David Elginbrod George MacDonald
  • He tried to call to his mother, but the only sound he could make was "hoo, hoo!"

    The Book of Nature Myths Florence Holbrook
  • Again the dove that had once been a boy tried to call, but he only said, "hoo, hoo!"

    The Book of Nature Myths Florence Holbrook
  • Weel, hoo the deil do ye ken whether this be the road or no?

    The Jest Book Mark Lemon
  • Colonel Dujardin and La Croix raised the muzzle to the mark—hoo, hoo, hoo!

    White Lies Charles Reade
  • The door was shut on the mocking retort "hoo do ye ken he wullna?"

    Greyfriars Bobby Eleanor Atkinson
  • Ye ken a' aboot it wi' that grannie o' yours: hoo's a body to begin?'

    Robert Falconer George MacDonald
  • Ay, he tellt her aboot me, an' hoo I had gane and droont mysel'.

    Robert Falconer George MacDonald

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