Ho vs Hoe - What's the difference?
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Ho is an alternative form of hoe.
As nouns the difference between ho and hoe
is that ho
is a stop; a halt; a moderation of pace or ho
can be (slang|pejorative) a whore; a sexually loose woman; in general use as a highly offensive name-calling word for a woman with connotations of loose sexuality while hoe
is an agricultural tool consisting of a long handle with a flat blade fixed perpendicular to it at the end, used for digging rows or hoe
can be (us|slang) (ho
) a prostitute or hoe
can be a piece of land that juts out towards the sea; a promontory.
As a interjection ho
is (nautical) used to attract attention to something sighted, usually by lookouts.
As a verb hoe is
(ambitransitive) to cut, dig, scrape, turn, arrange, or clean, with this tool or hoe
can be (us|slang) (ho
) to act as a prostitute.
From (etyl) ho, .
(nautical) Used to attract attention to something sighted, usually by lookouts.
:: Another boat is visible!
- Sail ho !
:: Land is visible!
- Land ho !
:: A town is visible!
halloo; hey; a call to excite attention, or to give notice of approach
- Man ho !
- What noise there, ho ?
* Bishop Joseph Hall
- Ho ! who's within?
- Ho ! all ye females that would live unshent, / Fly from the reach of Cyned's regiment.
A stop; a halt; a moderation of pace.
- There is no ho with them.
* 1996, T.F. Hoad, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Etymology , Oxford University Press, ISBN 0192830988
An eye dialect corruption of whore , from non-rhotic pronunciations considered typical of African American Vernacular English. Compare .
(slang, pejorative) A whore; a sexually loose woman; in general use as a highly offensive name-calling word for a woman with connotations of loose sexuality.
- Bros before hos !
* See also
From (etyl) howe, from (etyl) houe, from (etyl) . More at (l).
An agricultural tool consisting of a long handle with a flat blade fixed perpendicular to it at the end, used for digging rows.
* 2009 , TRU TV, 28 March:
The horned or piked dogfish.
- It was obvious that it consisted of several blows to the head from the hoe .
(ambitransitive) To cut, dig, scrape, turn, arrange, or clean, with this tool.
- to hoe the earth in a garden
- Every year, I hoe my garden for aeration.
To clear from weeds, or to loosen or arrange the earth about, with a hoe.
- I always take a shower after I hoe in my garden.
- to hoe corn
* long row to hoe
From non-rhotic whore.
(US, slang) A prostitute.
* 2002 , Eithne Quinn,
Nuthin’ But a “G” Thang: The Culture and Commerce of Gangsta Rap
* 2003 , Dan Harrington,
- […] this chapter […] will […] explore why pimp (and hoe ) characters, with their dramatic staging of gendered and occupational relations […] have taken such hold of the black youth imagination
The Good Eye
- At school they had been among the only couples that had not done “it” at the Pimp & Hoe parties that popped up occasionally at the dorm
* See also
(US, slang) To act as a prostitute.
* 2003 , Da’rel the Relentless One,
M. T. Pimp
- Pimpin’ came so naturally to MT when he and his sisters played pimp and hoe games that one of his sisters wanted to hoe for him when they grew up.
From (etyl) (m).
A piece of land that juts out towards the sea; a promontory.
* Now used only in placenames e.g. "Plymouth Hoe".