See also: Hoo, hóo, hōō, and höö

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /huː/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -uː

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English hoo, shoo (she) from Old English hēo (she). More at she.

PronounEdit

hoo (third-person singular, feminine, nominative case, accusative and possessive her, possessive hers, reflexive herself)

  1. (South Lancashire, Yorkshire, Derbyshire) she
    • 1854, Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, North and South, Chapter VIII:
      'Aye, aye,' said the father, impatiently, 'hoo'll come. Hoo's a bit set up now, because hoo thinks I might ha' spoken more civilly; but hoo'll think better on it, and come. I can read her proud bonny face like a book.
  2. (West Midlands and South West England) he, also a gender-neutral third person pronoun
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English hoo, ho. More at ho.

InterjectionEdit

hoo!

  1. (obsolete) hurrah; an exclamation of triumphant joy
  2. (Tyneside) Used to grab the attention of others.
    "Hoo yee!"

Etymology 3Edit

From Middle English howe, hu (how), from Old English (how). More at how.

AdverbEdit

hoo (not comparable)

  1. (Northumbria, Tyneside) how

ReferencesEdit

  • Northumberland Words, English Dialect Society, R. Oliver Heslop, 1893–4
  • Todd's Geordie Words and Phrases, George Todd, Newcastle, 1977[1]
  • Newcastle 1970s, Scott Dobson and Dick Irwin, [2]

Etymology 4Edit

From Middle English hough, hogh, ho, from Old English hōh. Doublet of hough.

NounEdit

hoo

  1. (obsolete outside placenames) A strip of land; a peninsula; a spur or ridge.

AnagramsEdit


ArapahoEdit

NounEdit

hoo

  1. porcupine

FinnishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈhoː/, [ˈho̞ː]
  • Rhymes: -oː
  • Syllabification(key): hoo

Etymology 1Edit

Possibly from Swedish .

InterjectionEdit

hoo

  1. (dated) eek (displaying shock and surprise)

Etymology 2Edit

From Swedish , ultimately from Latin with raising of /aː/ to /oː/.

NounEdit

hoo

  1. aitch (The name of the Latin-script letter H.)
Usage notesEdit
  • Speakers often use the expression h-kirjain ("letter h") instead of inflecting this word, especially in the plural.
DeclensionEdit
Inflection of hoo (Kotus type 18/maa, no gradation)
nominative hoo hoot
genitive hoon hoiden
hoitten
partitive hoota hoita
illative hoohon hoihin
singular plural
nominative hoo hoot
accusative nom. hoo hoot
gen. hoon
genitive hoon hoiden
hoitten
partitive hoota hoita
inessive hoossa hoissa
elative hoosta hoista
illative hoohon hoihin
adessive hoolla hoilla
ablative hoolta hoilta
allative hoolle hoille
essive hoona hoina
translative hooksi hoiksi
instructive hoin
abessive hootta hoitta
comitative hoineen
Possessive forms of hoo (type maa)
possessor singular plural
1st person hooni hoomme
2nd person hoosi hoonne
3rd person hoonsa
SynonymsEdit
Derived termsEdit

AnagramsEdit


Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

PronounEdit

hoo

  1. Alternative form of who (who, nominative)

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

hoo

  1. Alternative form of hough (hough, hock)

ScotsEdit

AdverbEdit

hoo (not comparable)

  1. how
  2. why

WestrobothnianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse hóa.

VerbEdit

hoo (preterite hoe)

  1. To shout.

SynonymsEdit