(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.)
Other definitions for ho (2 of 7)
(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
There was Carol White, a ho-hum homemaker who finds herself besieged by multiple chemical sensitivity in Safe.
Lily Allen explained away the poor sales and ho-hum critical reception to Sheezus by…basically blaming other people.The Biggest Bombs of 2014: ‘Sex Tape,’ Mariah Carey’s Vocals, ‘How I Met Your Mother’ and More | Kevin Fallon | December 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
ho, 42, admitted that he had never stepped out of sight of the government minders but he insisted that was by choice.
All 130 employees share a similar vision and all seem very gung ho about their racy products.James Franco Gets Kinky: Inside the BDSM Porn Documentary 'Kink' | Marlow Stern | August 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Even after the subpoenas started flying, he remained gung-ho on entitlement reform.
The door banged shut behind him and I heard him at the foot of the stairs roaring "ho-ho-there-ho!"The Soldier of the Valley | Nelson Lloyd
The men did “hold on” most powerfully; they did more, they hauled upon the rope, hand over hand, to a “Yo-heave-ho!”The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands | R.M. Ballantyne
The sailors who had been lounging about the deck sprang up and looked eagerly across the waves, as the cheerful "Sail-ho!"Stories of Our Naval Heroes | Various
Then Crozier called with a great, cheery voice—what Mona used to call his tally-ho voice.You Never Know Your Luck, Complete | Gilbert Parker
And p. 48 epeid per ho ts lichanou topos eis apeirous temnetai tomas.The Modes of Ancient Greek Music | David Binning Monro
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
British Dictionary definitions for Ho (3 of 5)
British Dictionary definitions for HO (4 of 5)
British government Home Office
British Dictionary definitions for ho. (5 of 5)
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Scientific definitions for Ho
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