[ hoh ]


, plural Hoh
  1. Also called Chal·at’ [chah-, laht]. a member of an Indigenous people of northwestern Washington State originally speaking Quinault but gradually, through intermarriage, coming to speak Quileute.
  2. a river flowing from Mount Olympus through the Olympic Mountains to the Pacific Ocean. 56 miles (90 km) long.


  1. of or relating to the Hoh.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of Hoh1

First recorded in 1865–70; from Quinault Hoxw, Húxw, the name of the river

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Example Sentences

It was the fall of 2009 and the staffer, Matthew Hoh, who reported to Ruggiero, had decided to resign in protest of the war.

“He was willing to sit back and go into receive mode,” says Hoh.

As Matthew Hoh once asked, “Do you want Americans fighting and dying for the Karzai regime?”

With two Hoh-Madams she accosted the frighted fair-one; who, terrified, caught hold of my sleeve.

And I rattles off, solemn-like: 'Me—hoh—puh—fih—chu—lang—ra—ta—ta—poh—uh—ee—lee—shung—la—uh—uh—uh!'

When they opened the window or door, then would he run away laughing ho, ho, hoh!

The Ta-Hoh should constitute a magnificent sight, but it is also said to contain some scorched or dried up soil.

Here are writings "spread abroad" within the Ta-hoh or Great Canyon.