Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • An exclamation variously used to express excitement, delight, contempt, etc., according to the mode of utterance.
  • noun An obsolete form of how.
  • A dialectal form of he, A and B.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • interjection obsolete See ho.
  • interjection Hurrah! -- an exclamation of triumphant joy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • interjection obsolete hurrah; an exclamation of triumphant joy
  • interjection Geordie Used to grab the attention of others.
  • adverb Northumbrian, Geordie how
  • pronoun she

Etymologies

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From Middle English hoo, ho. More at ho.

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

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

Examples

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  • From Wikipedia:

    Hoo is used in placenames in the east of England to indicate coastal peninsulas and promontories. It appears in:

    Fort Hoo, a fort on an island in the River Medway, Kent

    Hoo St Werburgh and Cliffe-at-Hoo on the Hoo Peninsula in Kent

    Hoo, Suffolk

    Hundred of Hoo School, a secondary school in Rochester, Kent

    Hundred of Hoo Railway, a railway line on the Hoo peninsula in Kent

    Luton Hoo, a country house in Bedfordshire, England

    St Mary Hoo, a village and civil parish in Kent, England

    Hoo Peninsula, north Kent, England

    Sutton Hoo, an Anglo-Saxon cemetery, Suffolk

    Wan-Hoo, a lunar crater on the Moon's far side

    December 10, 2011