hoss

n.

1815, representing U.S. dialectal variant pronunciation of horse, especially as applied to (large or coarse) persons.


Nearby words

  1. hospitaller,
  2. hospitalman,
  3. hospitia,
  4. hospitium,
  5. hospodar,
  6. host,
  7. host computer,
  8. host-specific,
  9. hosta,
  10. hostage

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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