hoo

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

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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 and Derbyshire) she
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English hoo, ho. More at ho.

InterjectionEdit

hoo!

  1. (obsolete) hurrah; an exclamation of triumphant joy
    Our enemy is banish'd! he is gone! Hoo! hoo! — Shakespeare, Coriolanus.
    With, hoo! such bugs and goblins in my life — Shakespeare, Hamlet.
  2. (Geordie) 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, Geordie) 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 Old English hōh.

NounEdit

hoo

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

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FinnishEdit

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NounEdit

hoo

  1. aitch (The name of the Latin-script letter H/h.)

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

Usage notesEdit

  • Speakers often use the corresponding forms of h-kirjain ("letter H, letter h") instead of inflecting this word, especially in plural.

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ScotsEdit

AdverbEdit

hoo (not comparable)

  1. how
  2. why
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