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Soho

[soh-hoh, soh-hoh] /ˈsoʊ hoʊ, soʊˈhoʊ/
noun
1.
a district in London, England, including Soho Square: a predominantly foreign section since 1685; noted for its restaurants.
2.
SoHo.

SoHo

[soh-hoh] /ˈsoʊ hoʊ/
noun
1.
a district in New York City, in lower Manhattan, south of Houston Street, where many of the old warehouses and buildings have been converted into studios, galleries, shops, and restaurants.
Also, Soho.
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  • They dined together and then got into the carriage for Soho.

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  • The house in Soho Square was perfectly silent an hour afterward.

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  • The house in Soho Square had to be given up at last, and we went into a side street.

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  • The poor working girls, of Soho want their Sunday: give it them.

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  • And what are your dear devoted people doing down there in Soho?

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British Dictionary definitions for Soho

soho

/səʊˈhəʊ/
interjection
1.
(hunting) an exclamation announcing the sighting of a hare
2.
an exclamation announcing the discovery of something unexpected
Word Origin
an Anglo-French hunting call, probably of exclamatory origin

Soho

/ˈsəʊhəʊ/
noun
1.
a district of central London, in the City of Westminster: a foreign quarter since the late 17th century, now chiefly known for restaurants, nightclubs, striptease clubs, etc
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Word Origin and History for Soho

district in New York city, 1969, from "South of Houston Street," but probably also echoing the name of the London neighborhood (famous for vice by early 19c.), which was so called since at least 1630s, originally "So Ho," a hunting cry (c.1300) used in calling from a distant place to alert hounds and other hunters; the West End district was so called from earlier association of this area with hunting.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for Soho

SoHo

noun

The area in New York City that is located south of Houston Street (1970s+)

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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