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hoss

n.

1815, representing U.S. dialectal variant pronunciation of horse, especially as applied to (large or coarse) persons.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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  • Here he's left Buck's hoss, so he ain't exactly a hoss thief—yet.

    Way of the Lawless Max Brand
  • I looked back and seen Allister sitting on his hoss, dead still.

    Way of the Lawless Max Brand
  • That's why he pulled up his hoss and waited for Allister to make the first move for his gun.

    Way of the Lawless Max Brand
  • Then a gal cum out on hoss back and commenced ridin' around.

  • I guess that hoss thinks he's goin' to be froze to the ground.

    Tiverton Tales Alice Brown
  • Couldn't they see he was riding the hoss as hard as he knew how?

    Old Man Curry

    Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
  • It's done with a needle and thread and a hair from the hoss's tail.

    Old Man Curry

    Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
  • Well, Miles has been pesterin' me for a week wantin' to buy the hoss back.

    Old Man Curry

    Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
  • Seems like, if it was me, I wouldn't cuss a hoss so strong—not this hoss anyway.

    Old Man Curry

    Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
  • I'd like to take a hoss down there and put him up for a few weeks, Henry.

    Old Man Curry

    Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
Slang definitions & phrases for hoss

hoss

noun

A strong and dependable person; superior person; strong man; pisser: We didn't have a hoss in the bullpen until Mark Littell started coming through for us (1940s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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