Ho Ho, Hoa Hoa (h[=o]), interj. [Cf. F. & G. ho.] 1. Halloo! attend! -- a call to excite attention, or to give notice of approach. ``What noise there, ho?'' --Shak. ``Ho! who's within?'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. [Perhaps corrupted fr. hold; but cf. F. hau stop! and E. whoa.] Stop! stand still! hold! -- a word now used by teamsters, but formerly to order the cessation of anything. [Written also {whoa}, and, formerly, {hoo}.] [1913 Webster]

The duke . . . pulled out his sword and cried ``Hoo!'' --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

An herald on a scaffold made an hoo. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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