HOA

Interjection

hoa

(obsolete) ho; hey; a call for attention

Anagrams

• AHO, Hao, OHA, hao, hào

Etymology

Noun

Hoa pl (plural only)

A minority ethnic group of Vietnam, regarded as Chinese.

Anagrams

• AHO, Hao, OHA, hao, hào

Proper noun

HOA

Initialism of Horn of Africa.

Noun

HOA (plural HOAs or HOA's)

(real estate) Initialism of homeowner association.

Anagrams

• AHO, Hao, OHA, hao, hào

Source: Wiktionary


Ho, Hoa, n. Etym: [See Ho, interj., 2.]

Definition: A stop; a halt; a moderation of pace. There is no ho with them. Decker.

Ho, Hoa, interj. Etym: [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.

2. Etym: [Perhaps corrupted fr. hold; but cf. F. hau stop! and E. whoa.]

Definition: Stop! stand still! hold! -- a word now used by teamsters, but formerly to order the cessation of anything. [Written also whoa, and, formerly, hoo.] The duke . . . pulled out his sword and cried "Hoo!" Chaucer. An herald on a scaffold made an hoo. Chaucer.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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