Used to express surprise or joy, to attract attention to something sighted, or to urge onward: Land ho! Westward ho!
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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!]
Black slang US a derogatory term for a woman
[C20: from Black or Southern US pronunciation of whore]
(Elements & Compounds) holmium
1. head office
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) government Brit Home Office
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1. (used as a call to attract attention: Westward ho! Land ho!
2. (used as an exclamation of surprise or delight.)
n., pl. hos.
Slang. a prostitute.
n., pl. HOs, HO’s.
(in police use) habitual offender.
Head Office; Home Office.
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