(used as a call to attract attention, sometimes specially used after a word denoting a destination): Westward ho! Land ho!
(used as an exclamation of surprise or delight.)
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(used as a command to a horse to stop.)
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a sexually promiscuous woman.
a prostitute; whore.
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(in police use) habitual offender.
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Other definitions for H.O. (7 of 7)
Head Office; Home Office.
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How to use ho in a sentence
Solution of caustic soda of 120 grammes Na H O, in a litre; 3.Schenk's Theory: The Determination of Sex | Samuel Leopold Schenk
But the freckles in line across the brownness of his face spelled h-o-n-e-s-t-y.Judith Lynn | Annie Hamilton Donnell
Directly we got him safe into the nursery, H. O. began to jump about and say, 'Now you're a prisoner really and truly!'The Story of the Treasure Seekers | E. Nesbit
Because others have not entered into an agreement with you that h-o-r-s-e, spoken or written, shall represent that animal.Lectures on Language | William S. Balch
The total depravity of the type-writing machine caused the mechanism to spell Montana in the letters I-d-a-h-o.
British Dictionary definitions for ho (1 of 5)
Also: ho-ho an imitation or representation of the sound of a deep laugh
an exclamation used to attract attention, announce a destination, etc: what ho!; land ho!; westward ho!
British Dictionary definitions for ho (2 of 5)
US Black slang a derogatory term for a woman
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British Dictionary definitions for HO (4 of 5)
British government Home Office
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Scientific definitions for Ho
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