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EnglishEdit

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A hoe

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English howe, from Anglo-Norman houe, from Frankish *hauwa (compare Middle Dutch houwe), from *hauwan (to hew). More at hew.

NounEdit

hoe (plural hoes)

  1. An agricultural tool consisting of a long handle with a flat blade fixed perpendicular to it at the end, used for digging rows.
    • 2009, TRU TV, 28 March:
      It was obvious that it consisted of several blows to the head from the hoe.
  2. The horned or piked dogfish.
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VerbEdit

hoe (third-person singular simple present hoes, present participle hoeing, simple past and past participle hoed)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To cut, dig, scrape, turn, arrange, or clean, with this tool.
    to hoe the earth in a garden
    Every year, I hoe my garden for aeration.
    I always take a shower after I hoe in my garden.
  2. (transitive) To clear from weeds, or to loosen or arrange the earth about, with a hoe.
    to hoe corn
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Etymology 2Edit

An eye dialect corruption of whore, from non-rhotic pronunciations considered typical of Ebonics.

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NounEdit

hoe (plural hoes)

  1. (US, slang) Alternative spelling of ho. A prostitute.
    • 2002, Eithne Quinn, Nuthin’ But a “G” Thang: The Culture and Commerce of Gangsta Rap
      […] this chapter […] will […] explore why pimp (and hoe) characters, with their dramatic staging of gendered and occupational relations […] have taken such hold of the black youth imagination
    • 2003, Dan Harrington, The Good Eye
      At school they had been among the only couples that had not done “it” at the Pimp & Hoe parties that popped up occasionally at the dorm
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VerbEdit

hoe (third-person singular simple present hoes, present participle hoeing, simple past and past participle hoed)

  1. (US, slang) Alternative spelling of ho. To act as a prostitute.
    • 2003, Da’rel the Relentless One, M. T. Pimp
      Pimpin’ came so naturally to MT when he and his sisters played pimp and hoe games that one of his sisters wanted to hoe for him when they grew up.

Etymology 3Edit

From Old English ho.

NounEdit

hoe (plural hoes)

  1. A piece of land that juts out towards the sea; a promontory.

Usage notesEdit

  • Now used only in placenames e.g. "Plymouth Hoe".

AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch hoe.

AdverbEdit

hoe

  1. how

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AngorEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

hoe

  1. water

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch huo, from Proto-Germanic *hwō.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

hoe

  1. how

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FinnishEdit

VerbEdit

hoe

  1. Indicative present connegative form of hokea.
  2. Second-person singular imperative present form of hokea.
  3. Second-person singular imperative present connegative form of hokea.

HawaiianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian (compare Fijian voce, Maori hoe).

NounEdit

hoe

  1. oar

MaoriEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian (compare Fijian voce, Hawaiian hoe).

NounEdit

hoe

  1. oar

Norwegian NynorskEdit

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hoe f (definite singular hoa, indefinite plural hoer, definite plural hoene)

  1. Alternative form of ho.

Old FrenchEdit

NounEdit

hoe f (oblique plural hoes, nominative singular hoe, nominative plural hoes)

  1. hoe (tool)

West FrisianEdit

AdverbEdit

hoe

  1. how (interrogative, relative)