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  1. an aluminum coin and monetary unit of Vietnam, the tenth part of a dong.
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Origin of hao

First recorded in 1945–50, hao is from the Vietnamese word hào
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Examples from the Web for hao

Historical Examples

  • And when the giant had tied the goats, he came up and he said to me, 'Hao O!

    Celtic Folk and Fairy Tales


  • Is there any lagoon with an entrance anywhere nearer than Hao Island?

    South Sea Tales

    Jack London

  • And when the Giant had tied the goats, he came up, and he said to me, 'Hao O!

  • This is the second day without observations, and we should have sighted Hao Island yesterday morning.

    South Sea Tales

    Jack London

  • Shao signifies "little" or "a little," and Hao is formed of the signs for "sun" and "heaven."

British Dictionary definitions for hao


  1. a monetary unit of Vietnam, worth one tenth of a dông
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