Hoe vs Hoelike - What's the difference?

hoe | hoelike |


As adjectives the difference between hoe and hoelike

is that hoe is while hoelike is resembling a hoe or some aspect of one.

hoe

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) howe, from (etyl) houe, from (etyl) . More at (l).

Noun

(en noun)
  • 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:
  • It was obvious that it consisted of several blows to the head from the hoe .
  • The horned or piked dogfish.
  • Derived terms
    * backhoe

    Verb

    (d)
  • (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.
    I always take a shower after I hoe in my garden.
  • To clear from weeds, or to loosen or arrange the earth about, with a hoe.
  • to hoe corn
    Derived terms
    * long row to hoe

    See also

    * mattock * pick * rake

    Etymology 2

    From non-rhotic whore.

    Alternative forms

    * ho

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (US, slang) A prostitute.
  • * 2002 , Eithne Quinn, Nuthin’ But a “G” Thang: The Culture and Commerce of Gangsta Rap
  • […] 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
  • * 2003 , Dan Harrington, 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
    Synonyms
    * See also

    Verb

    (d)
  • (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.

    Etymology 3

    From (etyl) (m).

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A piece of land that juts out towards the sea; a promontory.
  • Usage notes

    * Now used only in placenames e.g. "Plymouth Hoe". ----

    hoelike

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Resembling a hoe or some aspect of one.