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  • adv. how
  • interj. hurrah; an exclamation of triumphant joy
  • interj. Used to grab the attention of others.
  • pro. she

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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


From Middle English hoo, shoo "she" from Old English hēo "she". More at she. (Wiktionary)
From Middle English hoo, ho. More at ho. (Wiktionary)
From Middle English howe, hu "how" from Old English "how". More at how. (Wiktionary)



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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