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hoe

[hoh] /hoʊ/
noun
1.
a long-handled implement having a thin, flat blade usually set transversely, used to break up the surface of the ground, destroy weeds, etc.
2.
any of various implements of similar form, as for mixing plaster or mortar.
verb (used with object), hoed, hoeing.
3.
to dig, scrape, weed, cultivate, etc., with a hoe.
verb (used without object), hoed, hoeing.
4.
to use a hoe.
Origin of hoe
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English howe < Old French houe < Germanic; compare Middle Dutch houwe, Old High German houwa mattock; akin to hew
Related forms
hoer, noun
hoelike, adjective
unhoed, adjective
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hoe

/həʊ/
noun
1.
any of several kinds of long-handled hand implement equipped with a light blade and used to till the soil, eradicate weeds, etc
verb hoes, hoeing, hoed
2.
to dig, scrape, weed, or till (surface soil) with or as if with a hoe
Derived Forms
hoer, noun
hoelike, adjective
Word Origin
C14: via Old French houe from Germanic: compare Old High German houwā, houwan to hew, German Haue hoe
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Word Origin and History for un hoed

hoe

n.

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.

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Slang definitions & phrases for un hoed

hoe

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a hard row to hoe


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