See also: Hollo, holló, and höllo



See halloo, and compare holla.



  1. Hey, hello
    • 1609, “Everie Woman In Her Humor”, in A Collection Of Old English Plays, Vol. IV.[1]:
      And then to Apollo hollo, trees, hollo.
    • 1922, Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm, Grimm's Fairy Stories[2]:
      Presently up came the clerk; and when he saw his master, the parson, running after the three girls, he was greatly surprised, and said, "Hollo! hollo! your reverence! whither so fast!


hollo (plural hollos)

  1. A cry of "hollo"
    • 1798, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, “Rime of the Ancient Mariner”, in Coleridge's Ancient Mariner and Select Poems[3]:
      And a good south wind sprung up behind; The Albatross did follow, And every day, for food or play, Came to the mariners' hollo!
    • 1819, Walter Scott, Ivanhoe[4]:
      "I always add my hollo," said the yeoman, "when I see a good shot, or a gallant blow."
    • 1910, W.F. Drannan, Chief of Scouts[5]:
      The old chief stepped to the entrance of the wigwam and made a peculiar noise between a whistle and a hollo, and in a few minutes there were hundreds of Indians there, both bucks and squaws.


hollo (third-person singular simple present holloes, present participle holloing, simple past and past participle holloed)

  1. To cry "hollo"
    • 1899, J. S. LeFanu, Uncle Silas[6]:
      And Tom made another loutish salute, and cut the conference short by turning off the path and beginning to hollo after some trespassing cattle.
    • 1904, Edward Dowden, Robert Browning[7]:
      Better hollo abstract ideas through the six-foot Alpine horn of prose.