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"dirt, filth," also hor; from Old English horh "phlegm," horu "foulness," from Proto-Germanic *horwo- (cf. Old Frisian hore, Old High German horo, Old Norse horr), perhaps imitative.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for hore

Historical Examples

  • Colonel Hore's gallant Australians and Rhodesians had just been relieved.

    A Yeoman's Letters

    P. T. Ross

  • They were already in the fort that was held by Colonel Hore and his staff!

  • The entire operations from this side were conducted by Colonel Hore.

  • Journal, with most interesting notes by Mr. Hore of Wexford.

  • We feared a ruse, and whispered to Colonel Hore, as he advanced to meet the commandant, to be careful.