Why was clemency trending last week?
mid-14c., from Old French houe (12c.), from Frankish *hauwa, from Proto-Germanic *hawwan (cf. Old High German houwa "hoe, mattock, pick-axe," German Haue), from PIE *kau- "to hew, strike" (see hew). The verb is first recorded early 15c. Related: Hoed; hoeing.
A prostitute or other disreputable woman: like many of her sisters of the streets (she calls them ''hos'')/ The bar was a hangout for players and hos
[1960s+; fr Southern or black pronunciation of whore]