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symbol

  • The chemical element holmium.

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Word of the day milord
Pronunciation: mɪˈlɔːd
noun
used to address an English nobleman

There are 3 definitions of Ho in English:

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Pronunciation: /həʊ
 
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(also hoe)

noun (plural hos or hoes)

black slang
  • 1A prostitute.
  • 1.1 derogatory A woman.

Origin

1960s: representing a dialect pronunciation of whore.

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Pronunciation: /həʊ
 
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exclamation

  • 1An expression of surprise, admiration, triumph, or derision: Ho! I’ll show you
  • 1.1 [in combination] Used as the second element of various exclamations: what ho! heave ho
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    • Blow ye winds, heigh ho, Clear away your running gear, And blow, blow, blow!
  • 2Used to call for attention: ho there!
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    • Ho there, Uranus. Please tell us how you know that you are a planet.
  • 2.1 [in combination] chiefly Nautical Used to draw attention to something seen: land ho!

Origin

natural exclamation: first recorded in Middle English.

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