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- noun US, slang, South A
- noun US, slang, Southeast A big person, usually a man; a person who has size comparable to that of a horse.
- noun US, slang, Southeast Slang term of address for a man. What's up, hoss?
- noun slang A well-respected person.
- noun US, slang, Northwest A Car.
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That's what I call a hoss! and -- What did you say?
"Lead on," said Pardon Dodge, with unexpected spirit; "I am not one of them 'ere fellers as fears a big river; and my hoss is a dreadful fine swimmer."
The hoss is a toppy trick -- bright bay, short backed, good coupled 'n' 'll weigh eleven hundred strong.
"A hoss is a plumb, narrow-minded critter, but he knows enough for that."
Dat can'date pawed de groun 'lak a hoss an' tried to git outen de winder.
I'se only got wot folks calls hoss-sense, but it's dead agin you bofe.
And then he dove back into the tent for his "hoss" pistol and his rusty spear.
To him that "hoss" pistol was a mighty weapon, greatly to be feared.
Sometimes she said "hoss," unmistakably; and here, and again when she said "bile" for "boil," it was obviously with humorous intention.
The little boy was wrought to enthusiasm by this tribute, resolving always to remember to say "hoss" for horse; and, though he had not heard of Budd