See also: Hoff

EnglishEdit

PrepositionEdit

hoff

  1. Eye dialect spelling of off.
    • 1918, Credo Harris, Where the Souls of Men are Calling[1]:
      "'W'y, chuck 'er, ye blighter!' says I. "'But 'ow farst must Hi count four?' he asks agin, lookin' worrit; 's'pose she goes hoff in me 'and?' he says.
    • 1880, John Habberton, Romance of California Life[2]:
      "I believe in fair play, but I darsn't keep my eyes hoff of 'em sleepy-lookin' tops, when their flippers is anywheres near their knives, you know."
    • 1877, Charles W. Hall, Adrift in the Ice-Fields[3]:
      "'An hungrateful fool, marry an' turn me hoff; ugh, ugh! fix 'im, hany 'ow.'

GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

hoff

  1. Imperative singular of hoffen.
  2. (colloquial)First-person singular present of hoffen.

NorwegianEdit

NounEdit

hoff n

  1. court (collective body of persons composing the retinue of a sovereign)

InflectionEdit

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