Hoss vs Soss - What's the difference?

hoss | soss |


As nouns the difference between hoss and soss

is that hoss is (us|slang|south) a horse while soss is (uk|dialect) anything dirty or muddy; a dirty puddle or soss can be (obsolete) a lazy fellow.

As a verb soss is

to fall suddenly into a chair or seat; to sit lazily.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

hoss

English

Noun

(es)
  • (US, slang, South) A horse.
  • (US, slang, Southeast) A big person, usually a man; a person who has size comparable to that of a horse.
  • (US, slang, Southeast)
  • What's up, hoss ?
  • (slang) A well-respected person.
  • (US, slang, Northwest) A car.
  • Synonyms

    * (man) dude, man, brother, guy, chap, comrade, bol, bub

    Derived terms

    * one-hoss shay

    Anagrams

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    soss

    English

    Etymology 1

    See sesspoll.

    Noun

    (es)
  • (UK, dialect) Anything dirty or muddy; a dirty puddle.
  • Etymology 2

    Compare souse.

    Verb

    (es)
  • To fall suddenly into a chair or seat; to sit lazily.
  • (Jonathan Swift)
  • To throw in a negligent or careless manner; to toss.
  • (Jonathan Swift)

    Noun

    (es)
  • (obsolete) A lazy fellow.
  • (Cotgrave)
  • A heavy fall.
  • (Halliwell)
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