from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- interj. Used to urge hounds on during a fox hunt.
- transitive v. To urge (hounds) on during a fox hunt by shouting "tallyho” when the fox is sighted.
- intransitive v. To shout "tallyho” as a hunting cry.
- n. The cry of "tallyho.”
- n. A fast coach drawn by four horses.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- interj. used to urge on a fox hunt, especially when the fox is sighted.
- interj. a simple greeting, exclusively used by the upper classes.
- n. the interjection.
- v. to articulate the interjection.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- interj. The huntsman's cry to incite or urge on his hounds.
- interj. A tallyho coach.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A hunting cry: a mere exclamation.
- n. A cry of “Tally-ho.” See the interjection.
- n. A name for a mail-coach or a four-in-hand pleasure coach; by extension, in the United States, a general name for such coaches.
- To urge or excite, as hounds, by crying “Tally-ho.”
Probably alteration of French taïaut, from Old French thialau, taho.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Probably alteration of French taïaut (interjection used in deer-hunting), from Middle French tahou, tayo, from Old French taho, ta ho, tielau (interjection given to hounds to return), composed of ta (particle used to prod animals) + ho ! ("halt!, hold!"). More at ho. (Wiktionary)