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Soho

[soh-hoh, soh-hoh]
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noun
  1. a district in London, England, including Soho Square: a predominantly foreign section since 1685; noted for its restaurants.
  2. SoHo.
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SoHo

[soh-hoh]
noun
  1. a district in New York City, in lower Manhattan, south of Houston Street, where many of the old warehouses and buildings have been converted into studios, galleries, shops, and restaurants.
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  • They dined together and then got into the carriage for Soho.

    The Christian

    Hall Caine

  • The house in Soho Square was perfectly silent an hour afterward.

  • The house in Soho Square had to be given up at last, and we went into a side street.

  • The poor working girls, of Soho want their Sunday: give it them.

    The Christian

    Hall Caine

  • May I then count on your kind support on behalf of our poor women and children of Soho?

    The Christian

    Hall Caine


British Dictionary definitions for soho

soho

interjection
  1. hunting an exclamation announcing the sighting of a hare
  2. an exclamation announcing the discovery of something unexpected
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Word Origin

an Anglo-French hunting call, probably of exclamatory origin

Soho

noun
  1. a district of central London, in the City of Westminster: a foreign quarter since the late 17th century, now chiefly known for restaurants, nightclubs, striptease clubs, etc
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Word Origin and History for soho

Soho

district in New York city, 1969, from "South of Houston Street," but probably also echoing the name of the London neighborhood (famous for vice by early 19c.), which was so called since at least 1630s, originally "So Ho," a hunting cry (c.1300) used in calling from a distant place to alert hounds and other hunters; the West End district was so called from earlier association of this area with hunting.

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