tally hoed

tallyho

[tal-ee-hoh for 1; tal-ee-hoh for 2–5]
noun, plural tallyhos.
1.
Chiefly British. a mail coach or a four-in-hand pleasure coach.
2.
a cry of “tallyho.”
interjection
3.
the cry of a hunter on first sighting the fox.
verb (used with object), tallyhoed or tallyho'd, tallyhoing.
4.
to arouse by crying “tallyho,” as to the hounds.
verb (used without object), tallyhoed or tallyho'd, tallyhoing.
5.
to utter a cry of “tallyho.”

Origin:
1750–60; compare French tayau hunter's cry

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tallyho
huntsman's cry, 1772, earlier as a roistering character, Sir Toby Tallyho (1756), from Fr. taiaut, cry used in deer hunting (1660s), from O.Fr. taho, tielau. Meaning "fast coach" is from 1823, originally in reference to the one that made the run from London to Birmingham.
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