hoe
Pronunciation Noun

hoe (plural hoes)

  1. An agricultural tool consisting of a long handle with a flat blade fixed perpendicular to it at the end, used for digging rows.
    • 2009, TRU TV, 28 March:
      It was obvious that it consisted of several blows to the head from the hoe.
  2. The horned or piked dogfish.
Translations Verb

hoe (hoes, present participle hoeing; past and past participle hoed)

  1. (ambitransitive) To cut, dig, scrape, turn, arrange, or clean, with this tool.
    to hoe the earth in a garden
    Every year, I hoe my garden for aeration.
    I always take a shower after I hoe in my garden.
  2. (transitive) To clear from weeds, or to loosen or arrange the earth about, with a hoe.
    to hoe corn
Translations
  • French: houer
  • German: hacken
  • Italian: zappare
  • Portuguese: enxadar
  • Russian: моты́жить
  • Spanish: azadonar
Noun

hoe (plural hoes)

  1. (US, slang) Alternative spelling of ho.
    • 2002, Eithne Quinn, Nuthin’ But a “G” Thang: The Culture and Commerce of Gangsta Rap ↗
      […] this chapter […] will […] explore why pimp (and hoe) characters, with their dramatic staging of gendered and occupational relations […] have taken such hold of the black youth imagination
    • 2003, Dan Harrington, The Good Eye ↗
      At school they had been among the only couples that had not done “it” at the Pimp & Hoe parties that popped up occasionally at the dorm
Synonyms Verb

hoe (hoes, present participle hoeing; past and past participle hoed)

  1. (US, slang) Alternative spelling of ho.
    • 2003, Da’rel the Relentless One, M. T. Pimp ↗
      Pimpin’ came so naturally to MT when he and his sisters played pimp and hoe games that one of his sisters wanted to hoe for him when they grew up.
Noun

hoe (plural hoes)

  1. A piece of land that juts out towards the sea; a promontory.



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