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tallyho

[tal-ee-hoh for 1; tal-ee-hoh for 2–5] /ˈtæl iˌhoʊ for 1; ˌtæl iˈhoʊ 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
1750-1760
1750-60; compare French tayau hunter's cry
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Word Origin and History for tallyho

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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