ho's

HO

[hoh]
noun
(in police use) habitual offender.
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ho1 (həʊ)
 
interj
1.  Also: ho-ho an imitation or representation of the sound of a deep laugh
2.  an exclamation used to attract attention, announce a destination, etc: what ho!; land ho!; westward ho!
 
[C13: of imitative origin; compare Old Norse hó, Old French ho! halt!]

ho2 (həʊ)
 
n
Black slang (US) a derogatory term for a woman
 
[C20: from Black or Southern US pronunciation of whore]

Ho
 
the chemical symbol for
holmium

HO or H.O.
 
abbreviation for
1.  head office
2.  (Brit) government Home Office
 
H.O. or H.O.
 
abbreviation for

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Word Origin & History

ho
exclamation of surprise, etc., c.1300; as an exclamation calling attention, c.1430. Used after the name of a place to which attention is called (cf. Westward-Ho) it dates from 1593, originally a cry of boatmen, etc., announcing departures for a particular destination. Ho-ho-ho expressing laughter is
recorded from c.1150.
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Medical Dictionary

Ho
The symbol for the element holmium.

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Science Dictionary
Ho  
The symbol for holmium.
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
Ho
  1. holmium

  2. Hosea

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